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I am upgrading my esx host from 5.1 to 5.5. I am then also transferring it to a different domain. Now i want to know that how can I transfer the templates. Also How to move VMs. One of the Architect said to me to move the esx host to a different domain and then upgrade it. Before moving the host transfer VMs and Templates to a different host. Then single empty host should be moved and upgraded then VMs be transferred. I want to know whole process of VM and Template transfer. Do you not think moving the VMs can cause there ip issues etc. Because other domain can have different ip. However to tell you both the domains are in same forest. The storage is same.
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issue is how to add back the VMs after upgrade to a new domain.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Unless your ESXi Servers are added to Active Directory, there is no impact on changing domains for the Host Server.

Upgrading any hardware has it's risks, and backups should be available for any work commences.

However, when you apply an upgrade to a host ESXi server, it will detect the existing datastore (VMFS) which contains your VMs, and it will ask if you want to PRESERVE - select YES!

If you want to know the process of transferring VMs and Templates, firstly the Templates need to be Converted to VMs, Right Click Template and select Convert to Virtual Machine.

Then apply the same rules below to all virtual machines...

(see my EE Articles below)

Options for Transfer

1. Backup and Restore using current Backup software
VMware ESX/ESXi Backup Guide
2. Export and Import
Part 10: HOW TO: Backup (Export) and Restore (Import) virtual machines to VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 for FREE

3. Use VMware Converter to create a V2V
HOW TO: FAQ VMware P2V Troubleshooting

HOW TO: What's New in VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.5 (ESXi 5.5)

4. use Datastore browser to download and upload VMs.
HOW TO: Clone or Copy a virtual machine in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi 4.x or ESXi 5.0

5. Live Migrate using Veeam
HOW TO: "Live Migrate" VMware Virtual Machines between ESX/ESXi hosts and/or datastores for FREE without licenses for vMotion or Storage vMotion

6. Use WinSCP to download and upload.

7. Use Veeam FastSCP to download and upload.


So there are many options....
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