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vCenter question - 12.Dec.2011 2:33:18 PM   


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I want to move my vCenterserver to a different host. The current host that vcenter server is on we want to decommishion. We are going to add a new server to the existing cluster Example server315 is the one we want to get rid of and the new one we want to add to the exsiting cluster would be server318.. So i have server 316/317/318(new)
the vCenter server is a VM as well with sql 2005 on it So my question is -
1. how do I move an exsiting vCenter server (that is a VM to a new cluster host. Thanks.
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RE: vCenter question - 13.Dec.2011 10:32:01 AM   


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Assuming your on Vshpere 4?
Right mouse click the VCenter VM and select "migrate", Select change host, select 316 or 317, etc then continue through the questions.

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RE: vCenter question - 13.Dec.2011 11:56:02 AM   


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Can I do this when the vcenter server is powered on? thanks

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RE: vCenter question - 13.Dec.2011 11:57:13 AM   


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Yes it's esx 4.1

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RE: vCenter question - 13.Dec.2011 1:28:53 PM   


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vMotion is to allow a VM to be moved from one host to another while it is still powered on.

vMotion, DRS and HA are some of the advantages of putting vCenter on a VM instead of a physical machine.

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RE: vCenter question - 25.Apr.2012 5:51:08 AM   


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VCenter VM and select "migrate", Select change host...

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RE: vCenter question - 27.May2012 8:39:39 PM   
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Were you ever able to successfully migrate vCenter?


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