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Posted on 2014-02-05
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Hi Experts,

I have a vcenter running in our test vmware environment.
Now we build a production environment.
Is it possible to simple copy over the vcenter server vm to my new environment ?
Or do I have to check some more ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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You could copy over your existing vCenter Server, if you have it setup, exactly how you want it.

Will you not be using the Test Environment any more?

The simplest way is as follows:-

Part 10: HOW TO: Backup (Export) and Restore (Import) virtual machines to VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 for FREE

vCenter Server needs to be shutdown for the Export/Import, this will not affect VMs.
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Option 01.
 As host add the new VM server to your testing Vcenter server and using migrate    option transfer the v center server to added new vm server.  
Option 02.
 connected to vCenter, select the VM and then from "File" menu select "Export"->"Export OVF Template .
Concoct the New server using vSphere client and from "File" menu select "Deploy OVF Template ... and select the Vcenter export path.
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by:Eprs_Admin
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OK, then I know the feature with OVF.
I just wanted to be sure about it.
This test environment is not used anymore.
This a very good summery of articles.
great.
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no problems.
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