If a proxy VM is down or deleted, you can add a new proxy VM and migrate datasource from the old proxy VM to the new proxy VM.

To migrate a datasource:


  1. In the Install and Support page, under the Collector (Proxy) VMs section, click the edit icon.

    If a proxy VM is down, you can see the error message that proxy VM is not available under the same section.

  2. In the Edit Collector (Proxy) VM page, you can assign a nickname to the proxy VM.
  3. The Edit Collector (Proxy) page lists all the data sources added to the proxy. To migrate a datasource, click Migrate for a particular datasource.
  4. The Edit account or source page appears. Ensure that you fill the following information:
    Table 1.



    Collector (Proxy) VM

    Name of the new proxy VM to which the datasource has to be migrated

    IP Address

    Pre-filled IP/FQDN address of datasource


    Username for the datasource


    Password for the datasource

  5. Click Validate. Click Submit. The datasource is then deleted in the old proxy VM and is added to the new proxy VM.
  6. Once the migration is successful, you will see the new proxy VM against the datasource in the Enabled column in the Accounts and Data Sources page.
    • If you are migrating vCenter to another proxy VM, then sure that you migrate the corresponding NSX Manager also to the same proxy VM.

    • When you migrate NSX Manager to another proxy VM, the child data providers such as NSX Controller and NSX Edge are migrated as well to the new proxy VM.