?
Solved

problem with vcenter

Posted on 2013-10-31
8
Medium Priority
?
376 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-01
Hi Experts,

I have 2 hosts with a SAN, just local storage for now.
Now I need to move the vcenter server to the other host.
But how can I do this when I have to shutdown the vcenter ?
Any ideas ?
0
Comment
Question by:Eprs_Admin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
8 Comments
 
LVL 26

Assisted Solution

by:Tony J
Tony J earned 800 total points
ID: 39613548
Couple of options. Shut down the vCenter server. Connect the vmware vsphere client to the host vcenter is on, browse the datastore of that host and download the folder.

Connect the client to the other host and upload the folder you just downloaded.

Other options include the same process more or less but using something like WinSCP to do it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39613571
I see, I will check 1rst option.

Can you also expalin the WINSCP option ?
0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:dipopo
dipopo earned 800 total points
ID: 39613579
I'm guessing you do not have vMotion. In that case you can use Veeam free to migrate the VCenter easily.

http://www.veeam.com/virtual-machine-backup-solution-free.html
0
Get your Disaster Recovery as a Service basics

Disaster Recovery as a Service is one go-to solution that revolutionizes DR planning. Implementing DRaaS could be an efficient process, easily accessible to non-DR experts. Learn about monitoring, testing, executing failovers and failbacks to ensure a "healthy" DR environment.

 
LVL 26

Assisted Solution

by:Tony J
Tony J earned 800 total points
ID: 39613581
It's an almost identical process - you can connect to the hosts storage subsystems and move files around. Can't remember off the top of my head if you can connect to both simultaneously such that you could cut out the copy to your PC in between.

It's laid out like an FTP client almost in how it looks. It's available here: http://winscp.net/eng/index.php
0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:dipopo
dipopo earned 800 total points
ID: 39613584
Migrate VMs between hosts and/or datastores

The Quick Migration utility* in Veeam Backup Free Edition lets you migrate a live VM to any host or datastore—even if you don’t use clusters or shared storage.

Quick Migration leverages native VMware technology, as well as exclusive Veeam technology, to accommodate any migration scenario, including:

Migrating a VM from a local datastore to shared storage
Migrating a VM between two separate hosts and datastores
With Quick Migration’s point-and-click interface, you can easily move a live VM from any source to any destination, even if vMotion and vStorage Motion aren’t available. And with Veeam’s SmartSwitch technology, downtime is reduced to mere seconds.
0
 
LVL 123

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 400 total points
ID: 39613613
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39613750
Amazing
0
 
LVL 123
ID: 39616330
0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If we need to check who deleted a Virtual Machine from our vCenter. Looking this task in logs can be painful and spend lot of time, so the best way to check this is in the vCenter DB. Just connect to vCenter DB(default DB should be VCDB and using…
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
Suggested Courses

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question