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  • 1.  Migrating VC to new hardware.

    Posted Nov 25, 2008 06:15 PM

    Hello,

    I’m sure this has all been hashed out quite a lot in this

    community, but the more I search, the more I get confused. Forgive me for my newbie-ness…

    I am preparing to build a new virtual center server. The DB is sql 2005 on a separate cluster.

    The current VC is running 2.5.0 and the new one will be

    running update 3. We will not be

    creating a new database, just using the current database that is already in

    production.

    What do I need to worry about?

    1 – Backup database

    2 – License? Do I

    copy the original license to the new server or regenerate the license file?

    3 – IP – The new VC will be on a different subnet. Will this cause any issues that I should

    worry about?

    4 – I do not know the database password, but can reset

    it. Does this need to be changed

    anywhere other than in the system dsn?

    5 – What else am I not thinking of?

    Thanks for taking the time to help me out.



  • 2.  RE: Migrating VC to new hardware.
    Best Answer

    Posted Nov 25, 2008 06:50 PM

    1 – Backup database

    You should and be sure you dont select the wrong choice when asked about the existing DB.

    2 – License? Do I copy the original license to the new server or regenerate the license file?

    If you have all the original License configured with your license server running along side VC on the same box. Just make a copy of the file and feed it to the new VC.

    3 – IP – The new VC will be on a different subnet. Will this cause any issues that I should worry about?

    Worst you might see all the server in disconnected state, so you will have to select each and every server and connect them back. So be prepared with the root passwords of all the ESX server in the environment.

    4 – I do not know the database password, but can reset it. Does this need to be changed anywhere other than in the system dsn?

    No you should be good. During the installation it will ask you the DB password that you have used with the DSN, as long as you reset it and have it handy you are good.

    5 – What else am I not thinking of?

    Maybe retaining the original VC server, while leaving the VC services down till you have the new one up and running. :smileyblush:

    -Surya