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Quick migration vCenter

Post by pcrebe » Dec 04, 2012 8:45 pm

Hi,
may i use Quick migration for move the vCenterVM from one datastore to another?
I would select the vm through the host where it is recorded.
Does that migration job change the backup job like replica failback?

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Re: Quick migration vCenter

Post by Vitaliy S. » Dec 04, 2012 9:16 pm

Hi Carlo,

Yes, you can use standalone ESX(i) hosts to migrate your vCenter Server VM from one datastore to another. Also since Quick Migration jobs do not use VSS while creating VM snapshot, I guess there shouldn't be any issues even if you trigger vCenter Server migration job via vCenter Server connection.
pcrebe wrote:Does that migration job change the backup job like replica failback?
Not sure I understand what you're referring to, can you please clarify?

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Re: Quick migration vCenter

Post by foggy » Dec 05, 2012 11:24 am

Vitaliy S. wrote: Not sure I understand what you're referring to, can you please clarify?
No, Quick Migration job does not modify backup/replication jobs that process the migrated VM (no need to do that, it's a different scenario).

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Re: Quick migration vCenter

Post by pcrebe » Dec 05, 2012 8:21 pm

Thanks, Vitaliy and foggy!

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Re: Quick migration vCenter

Post by pcrebe » Dec 27, 2012 8:40 pm

Vitaliy S. wrote:
Also since Quick Migration jobs do not use VSS while creating VM snapshot...
if Quick Migration doesn't use VSS do you think is better shutdown a VM that is a DC before migrate it?


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Re: Quick migration vCenter

Post by Vitaliy S. » Dec 27, 2012 8:57 pm

Hi Carlo, just to be on the safe side you can do that or alternatively use replication job to migrate your DC VM. Thanks!

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Re: Quick migration vCenter

Post by pcrebe » Sep 08, 2013 12:09 pm

Hi,

I've migrated my vCenter from one datastore to another in the same esxi host, the replication job starts without issue and i didn't change anything in the job.

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Re: Quick migration vCenter

Post by Vitaliy S. » Sep 08, 2013 2:46 pm

Storage migration doesn't re-register the VM in the VI and since you were using the same ESXi host, it is expected that the moref ID didn't change. Good to know that everything worked well.

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[MERGED] migrate vCenter server to different datastore

Post by J@M » Feb 29, 2016 9:12 am

Hi

I've used quick migration a few times now on small VM's and it's worked fine

I just have a DC to move, the Veeam server and the vCenter server itself

Are there any extra steps/precautions/good to know/gotchas with migrating vcenter?

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Re: Quick migration vCenter

Post by foggy » Feb 29, 2016 9:44 am 1 person likes this post

Jason, you should be ok with migrating vCenter server provided you're doing it via standalone hosts connection, not vCenter server itself.

Also, see this thread for details on Quick Migration of the Veeam B&R server.

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Re: Quick migration vCenter

Post by J@M » Feb 29, 2016 9:56 am

cheers Foggy :)

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