Move VM from VC1 to VC2 and different host

Need to move a vm from Virtual Center1 to Virtual Center2 . Please provide steps to do that. Never did it so no Idea. Also cannot export ova or ovf since web client version is not updated.
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Brian McDonaldIT ManagerCommented:
Are the two hosts in a cluster? is this hyper v or Vmware?
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Techie solutionVMware SpecialistAuthor Commented:
the two vcenter are in different servers
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Brian McDonaldIT ManagerCommented:
Can you connect the storage containing the server to the desired recipient host? Then you could move the datastore file and reinventory in the new host?

You could go the backup and restore route as above, it'd be easy too.

If you can link the SANS to the new host it'd be the easiest way though...
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Techie solutionVMware SpecialistAuthor Commented:
I doubt that we can connect storage to the  destination host.
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Brian McDonaldIT ManagerCommented:
In that case and offline move would be the only way, you'd have to use a backup or replication tool, like Veeam.
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Techie solutionVMware SpecialistAuthor Commented:
can we mount nas which is on different location to host on different location.
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Brian McDonaldIT ManagerCommented:
You should be able to, as long as they can see each other on the network. Then you can just remove from inventory on one host, move the datastore files, and re inventory on new host and detach the other storage.

I've done this over an L2 pipe to a datacenter 60 miles away and it worked fine.
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Brian McDonaldIT ManagerCommented:
I was using NFS, though so it was easy to mount the storage to multiple clusters
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
see my first post!
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Techie solutionVMware SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Thank YOu Andrew
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