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How do I restore my VM's

I updated my ESXi from 5.1 to 6.5

I backed up all my VM's via Veeam Backup and Reoveray.

I detroyed my existing RAID set and re-created a new Virtual Disk.

I instaledl I upgraded my ESXi from 5.5 to 6.6licenses.

I instaled the OSMA

I'm just stuck on restoring my VM's.

I'm currently installing and deploying the new VCenter.

If anyone is awake, I could use some assistance in restoring the VM's from my Veeam Backup and Replication.

Thanks in advance for all the help.
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NJ-EWhite
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
do you have access to your Veeam Backup and Replication server ?

also see here

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/full_restore_launch_vm.html
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NJ-EWhiteAuthor Commented:
I do this after I create my new vMWare vCenter?

I tried prior, but I couldn't get it to connect to the updated ESXi, the Veeam Backup and Replication Server was connected to our old vCenter.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
you can just add an ESXi server and restore all your VMs, including vCenter Server VM

okay no need to restore vCenter Server VM, as it will not be compatible.

also make sure your Veeam is the correct version to support 6.5.
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NJ-EWhiteAuthor Commented:
You said to make sure my Veeam is the correct version to Support 6.5

I have Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5, does this version support the 6.5.

And how do I get the Veeam Backup and Replication to connect to the new ESXi Server?
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NJ-EWhiteAuthor Commented:
Should I delete the the new VCEntter.  I haven't deployed it as of yet.
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NJ-EWhiteAuthor Commented:
I only have an option for Vmware vSphere backup when I try to restore.

Is this correct?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
see this walkthrough

https://www.veeam.com/kb1777
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NJ-EWhiteAuthor Commented:
When I tried to add the Server, I'm being told the Server already exist.

When I try to Restore via Veeam Backup, I can see the my Host but,

How do I by pass the old connection to my vCenter (ip address 192.168.1.234)  My ESXi ip address is 192.168.1.233.

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NJ-EWhiteAuthor Commented:
This is what I see when I go to Managed Servers:

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NJ-EWhiteAuthor Commented:
When I try to add a Stand Alone is says it already exist.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
does it exist in your inventory ?

you should be able to restore direct to a host

see here

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/70/vsphere/performing_full_recovery.html
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NJ-EWhiteAuthor Commented:
I see, but the way the backup is configured, when I try to restore, it's looking for the vCenter ip address.

And I don't see my eSXI or it's IP address as an option.  Only the IP address of the old vCenter.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Remove old vCenter Server as it's not available
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NJ-EWhiteAuthor Commented:
Remove it from the Veam Backup?
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NJ-EWhiteAuthor Commented:
Should I delete the only vCenter setup for the Backup?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Reconfigure current Veeam environment and remove references to all old servers inc vCenter as it does not exist then just add standalone ESXi server so you can restore
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NJ-EWhiteAuthor Commented:
So I'm understanding what you are explaining:

From the Storage - Remove/Delete the IP address for the vCenter Server and from the Backup Infrastructure - Remove/Delete the IP address of the VCenter Server?

Is this everything?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
This expert suggested creating a Gigs project.
just remove vCenter Server, to be honest with you as you are stuggling with this I would suggest a Gig or Live Request, for someone to help remotely restore your VMs, before you completely destroy your environment.
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kevinhsiehCommented:
This expert suggested creating a Gigs project.
...or at least contact Veeam support as an alternative to a gig
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NJ-EWhiteAuthor Commented:
OK, figured it out.  Due to me not having a DNS up and running, I had to create a local LMhost of my ESXi host in order for Veeam Backup to find it.  I'm currently restoring.

Thanks for all the input.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
use IP Address ?
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andyalderCommented:
Haha, no DNS reminds me of a 3 hour drive to Cambridge only to find out the customer had used friendly names for their NFS storage; worked fine until they virtualised their DNS servers and then had a power outage...

Good old hosts files fixed that one too.
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