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Move Vworkspace to a new Virtual Center

I need move my Vworkspace environment to a new Virtual Center.

I suppose that 3 steps below to do this move:

1) Move the Vmware Hosts to new Virtual Center.

2) Add the new Vcenter in Vworkspace Environment.

3) Change the Group of Datacenter Desktops to the new Vcenter.

Have any other stetps to do? What do you think?

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mikec111
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RE: Move Vworkspace to a new Virtual Center

Suspect you will need to remove all your VMs from vWorkspace, then do the steps above, then import them all back in...

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RE: Move Vworkspace to a new Virtual Center

Be sure you also create a new keystore file. This is unique per VC.

Do you know how to do this?

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RE: Move Vworkspace to a new Virtual Center

Hello Michel,

I know how create a new keystroke file from new Vcenter (I need do this in step 2), my doubt is if the 3 trivial steps are enough to move to new Virtual Center or have other additional trivial step.

Thanks. 

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RE: Move Vworkspace to a new Virtual Center

I agree with Mike, you may also find that you need to delete and recreate the computers groups.  If this is true then you will defiantly need to remove the VMs from their groups.first.

mikec111
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RE: Move Vworkspace to a new Virtual Center

This will not be a trivial change. You will not be able to change your pools if they have VMs in them, even then, you may not be able to change the data center they belong too.

RE: Move Vworkspace to a new Virtual Center

I think that deleting the VMs but not removing them from the virtualization host like depicted in the attachment, would allow you to import then into a newly created managed group that is associated with the new virtual center server and data center.

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RE: Move Vworkspace to a new Virtual Center

All sugestions from the group was very usefull, I think found the correct steps now:


1) Remove computers from vworkspace inventory (don´t select the option "Delete the virtual machines from respective...")

2) Delete the Computers Group from Vworkspace

3) Move the Vmware Hosts to new Virtual Center.

4) Add the new Vcenter in Vworkspace Environment.(create a new keystroke file from new Vcenter)

5) Create the new Computer Group with the new Vcenter configuration

6) Import the computers from new Vcenter.


I will plan this change, when conclude i will post the results here.


Thanks a lot.

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RE: Move Vworkspace to a new Virtual Center

Just to mention that as you will probably need to add more vm's to the new vcenter environment be sure to update your sysprep script to accomodate any changes to the new environmenet.

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e.korthof
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RE: Move Vworkspace to a new Virtual Center

Hi David,

The link you provided doesn't seem to link to the document.

Is a migration from a vcenter 4.1 server to a new server running vcenter 5.1 supported? Are the steps mentioned above valid for this migration?

Thank you,

Erik

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