move guest from old Vmware to new vmware

Our server is out of support and we are planning to buy a new one. Currently, we are running VMware 5.5 with Exchange 2010 on it.

We have no plan to upgrade Exchange 2010. The new server will be installed with Vmware 6.5. What's the best way to move all my guest into the new Vmware ? Can we use vmotion to move the guest from old version to the new version ?

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Alex GreenProject Systems EngineerCommented:
V-Motion may not work since I'm assuming that you're putting in a new VCSA, you could consider a virtual to virtual migration or export to an OVF format and re-import on the other side.

Andrew will be here in a moment i'm sure :D

ACtually, are you using V-Center. I assume you are since you're using V-Motion.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You can use Storage vMotion. (which moves compute and storage).

Do you have Storage vMotion ?

Do you have vCenter Server ? this EE Article I wrote...

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

or if you really have to a V2V using VMware Converter...

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.1

Complete Walkthrough here, and shrink at the same time...

Part 13: HOW TO: Shrink or Reduce a VMware Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone v5.5.2
AXISHKAuthor Commented:
I have a vCenter 5.5. However a new server will be setup with vCenter 6.5 and VMware 6.5 server. Can I use it to manage the old VMware 5.5 server. If yes, I can then use the Veaam Quick Migration to migrate all guest from 5.5 to the new 6.5

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:

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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
no problems, glad to help with your question. Have a good day.
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