vCenter Migration Toolkit and Veeam

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vCenter Migration Toolkit and Veeam

Veeam Logoby northeast100 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:56 pm

Gents,

I'm looking for some feedback for individuals that have gone from Windows vCenter 5.5 to the linux appliance 6.5 and used the vCenter Migration tool provided by VMware. Given that all config data is migrated to the new vcenter, did you still need to use the Veeam Migration Tool as well?

Looking for any input possible

Thanks!
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Re: vCenter Migration Toolkit and Veeam

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:45 pm

Based on the information provided by VMware, usage of Veeam Migration Tool won't be required, as MoRef IDs will stay intact.

The second stage configures the VCSA 6.5 and imports the source Windows vCenter Server data. This includes the identity of the source Windows vCenter server. The vCenter Server identity includes FQDN, IP address, UUID, Certificates, MoRef IDs, etc. As far as other solutions that communicate with vCenter Server nothing has changed.
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Re: vCenter Migration Toolkit and Veeam

Veeam Logoby AndyGDIT » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:08 pm

Veeam was not necessary for us, we have several vCenters and migrated them all with the built in tool, only ran into a few issues with some of the older ones that were upgraded several times.
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[MERGED] vcenter 5.5 windows to VCSA 6.5Update 1

Veeam Logoby lukejf » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:52 am

Hi Guys
We are about to migrate from vcenter 5.5 on a windows hosts to 6.5 vcsa. Previous vcenter upgrades have required using the veeam tool to match MoRef for the virtual machines in veeam . I read on the veeam tool KB the vcenter migration tool should now copy the MoRef so this is no longer an issue.
Can someone please confirm that is the case, as the article it points to is version 6.0 not 6.5. Also if this is the case, is it using the migration tool on the vcsa iso?

Cheers in advance.
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Re: vCenter Migration Toolkit and Veeam

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:09 pm

Hi Luke, please see above, you should be fined with vsca 6.5.
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Re: vCenter Migration Toolkit and Veeam

Veeam Logoby lukejf » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:25 am

Awesome, thanks Foggy :)
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