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  • 1.  changing AD domain membership for vcenter ... will it break anything?

    Posted Mar 14, 2012 06:15 PM

    vccenter 5, 4 hosts all esxi 5

    I need to change the vcenter from the existing (old - migrating away from) domain into the new AD domain.

    Other than making sure that all host names (esx hosts, plus vcenter name itself) are in the new domain DNS, and that the new DNS servers are configured for the vcenter server - what do I need to worry about or do to make sure there are no hair-balls?



  • 2.  RE: changing AD domain membership for vcenter ... will it break anything?

    Posted Mar 15, 2012 08:46 AM

    wow - I can't believe I'm the only person who has needed to do this --

    I can speculate as to what the issues may be, and what process would minimize those issues, but it would be nice to hear from those that have "been there, done that" ....



  • 3.  RE: changing AD domain membership for vcenter ... will it break anything?

    Posted Mar 15, 2012 09:01 AM

    Just make sure that you have an admin account from the new domain setup on the vCenter so you can access it also after the migration.

    Otherwise, DNS must run correctly and if you are using the ODBC connection with windows auth, you need to make sure that it can connect to the DB.

    And of course, I would first stop the vCenter Service before changing domain memberships... :smileyhappy: