Hi Vince Riley of Stormwind studios as we’re preparing for next year’s projects next year’s budget whatever we’re planning one of the things that we should put at that top of the list is the migration of our windows V Center over to the new vCenter server appliance which is running VMware’s photon OS which is a Linux distribution that VMware.
Has created and why do we want to do that.
Many of you are aware I’ve told my classes this and you’ve probably heard me and others say this as well last year around right before VMworld so the August timeframe end of August it was announced that here it was announced that the next full release of vSphere will be the last version of the Windows V.
Center support now VMware has always been clear in their direction and this pretty much sums it up so they want you to use this vCenter server appliance and I know some of you’re.
Like I don’t want to do Linux I.
Don’t want it how do I migrate all of this there was at one point out at labs vmware.com slash flings a migration assistant that allowed you to do that and then it was gone for a little bit in version 6.5 of vSphere there is a migration assistant and a migration tool that you can actually migrate so they’ve made it easy for you now what.
You don’t want to do is get caught up at the very end where you know all of a sudden now I’m forced to do it plan it out plan it so you’ve got time to do it and get it squared away now there’s a couple things here that you can look at as we have these tools.
So as I mentioned there’s part of the installer but there’s also a migration assistant and.
This is going to go through and allow you to do some pre checks to see what’s going on what it’s gonna look like so on and so forth and then you can go in and actually do the installation or though I’m sorry the migration of this now I want to.
Walk you through the installation of this now this I’m not gonna go through the whole process but just to show you how easy it is I want to kind of walk you through this real quickly so if we open up the Installer you’ll notice that there are two and this is the vSphere 6.
5 V Center or actually yeah V Center deployment so we’re.
Gonna go into the there’s a command line interface for.
You command line people there’s also a user interface there are three versions of this.
Right that the Installer client I can do it on Linux I can do it on Mac or I can do it on Windows and this is something that you’ll see it’s new and 6.5 as well so here’s a new installer for Windows you’ll notice up at the top I can do a an install.
I can do an upgrade that’s actually how I want to do an upgrade from a previous version of the Linux appliance to the new version there’s a migrate and then something new in 6.5 also that we talked about in class is the restore where we can actually built into the vCenter server appliance is the native backup and restore and we can utilize the restore function on this as well again real quick just walking.
You through this and the reason I’m showing you this is it’s.
To get you to do it a new year’s resolution if you will start it now we want to make sure and VMware wants to make sure that you’re getting this migration done and it’s not that hard obviously you’re gonna have to plan.
And make sure that you go through and check off all the check boxes in the.
Pre check but it’s fairly simple to do even I can do it so there you go so again real quick walking through this there’s two stages to it you’ll notice stage 1 this is deploying the plot the appliance.
So this is actually going to deploy an appliance and then it’s going to pull all of your data from the existing vCenter server that you have on Windows and pull that.
You have to read all 52 pages the end user license agreement click on next and here’s where you’re going to enter the source Windows Server so the fully qualified domain name the migration.
Assistant port and then SSO user ID and the.
SSO password again as we enter that information and yours is going to.
Vary based upon your particular environment my whole point to this is as we’re getting ready to get into the new year as we’re getting ready to.
Get into the new budget cycle into our new.
Project list make sure that we’re thinking about migrating to this vCenter server appliance we don’t want to wait till the end when we’re forced to do it I would much rather plan and be prepared for it than I would where I’m forced to do it and.
I’m kind of crunching that in so hopefully you found this easy one of the things that we talked about in class as well is actually how to do this migration we talked about.
Topology changes so on and so forth so thank you for watching take care have a great day.