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  • 1.  New VC server

    Posted Jun 19, 2007 10:07 AM

    Hi,

    We have an existing VC server and database that we would like to move onto new hardware. I've seen a few articles roughly related to this but was hoping someone could point me at a step-by-step proceedure. I'm not worried about losing any historical info (stats etc), so can I just setup the new server, install SQL and VC, shutdown the existing VC server and import my ESX hosts?

    Thanks,

    Ben



  • 2.  RE: New VC server
    Best Answer

    Posted Jun 19, 2007 10:25 AM

    Yes you can remove the hosts from your old server and just add them to the new one. You will have to set up any folders / permissions etc again.



  • 3.  RE: New VC server

    Posted Jun 19, 2007 10:32 AM

    Thanks for the prompt reply. Just to confirm then, there will be no impact on my vm's then, or on any licences as this is my licence server too?



  • 4.  RE: New VC server

    Posted Jun 19, 2007 11:10 AM

    Hello,

    No impact on vms; they will continue to run. As stated though you will lose permissions, folders as well as perf data, and changes made to roles, alerting, etc



  • 5.  RE: New VC server

    Posted Jun 19, 2007 12:02 PM

    Thanks for that. I've not really done much with folders, roles and alerts as yet, so not worried about losing anything, but what is the alternative, copying the existing db over to the new vc server, or is it more complicated than that?

    Thanks



  • 6.  RE: New VC server

    Posted Jun 19, 2007 12:31 PM

    If copying the database over I think you would have to set up the new server with the same IP and DNS name settings.



  • 7.  RE: New VC server

    Posted Jun 19, 2007 12:32 PM

    also, you will have to set up the license server again, unless you leave it running on the old server and just point the new server to the old one....