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  • 1.  Repoint vCenter in a linked Mode Installation

    Posted Mar 13, 2020 11:55 AM

    Hi all,

    there one vCenter Server A with embedded PSC and a SSO-Domain, and there is a second (embedded) linked vCenter Server B which is using the same SSO Domain. Both are running vSphere 6.7 U1 (and later). The problem is, that vCenter A should be replaced because the domain-fqdn (Microsoft) should be changed which is not supported in this constellation - so I decided to deploy a new vCenter A_new and connected Hosts and inventory from vCenter A, which worked as expected. But now, is there a option to repoint vCenter B to the new vCenter A_new?

    There are some information about smsso utility repointing a domain, but i am not sure if this works in my constellation.

    Does anyone have any experience with this?

    thanks

    Markus



  • 2.  RE: Repoint vCenter in a linked Mode Installation

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Mar 13, 2020 11:59 AM

    Moderator: Moved to vCenter Server



  • 3.  RE: Repoint vCenter in a linked Mode Installation
    Best Answer

    Posted Mar 13, 2020 06:56 PM

    Hi hcimarkus,

    Use the below command to perform cross domain repoint operation.But make sure to grab snapshot of both the nodes before performing any changes.You can run it from vcenter B (source) to Vcenter A (destination).

    cmsso-util domain-repoint -m pre-check --src-emb-admin Administrator  --dest-domain-name destination_PSC_domain

    cmsso-util domain-repoint -m execute --src-emb-admin Administrator  --dest-domain-name destination_PSC_domain

    Look at the below document for further information

    Repoint a Single Embedded Node from One Domain to an Existing Domain



  • 4.  RE: Repoint vCenter in a linked Mode Installation

    Posted Mar 16, 2020 03:52 PM

    Hi Virtbay,

    thanks for the reply. That worked for me. First, the repointing job failed, then I checked logs and decided a update of the source vCenter from 6.7U1 to 6.7U3. Then it worked really fine.

    Markus