When you migrate from a Windows Server 2003 host to a host that is supported for the version 5.5 vCenter Server, you can also migrate some configuration data.

Before you begin

  • Verify that the new host machine meets the requirements for the version 5.5 vSphere Web Client. See System Requirements.

  • Review the topics in Preparing for the Upgrade to vCenter Server

  • In the existing vSphere Web Client host machine, verify that the VMware vSphere Web Client service is stopped, in the Windows Administrative Tools control panel, under Services.

About this task

From your existing vSphere Web Client installation, migrate the data to the new host machine.

Note:

The file paths in this procedure assume that you install the vSphere Web Client

in the default location. If you use a different location, adjust the paths accordingly.

Procedure

  1. Copy the contents of the SerenityDB folder to the new host, at C:\ProgramData\VMware\vSphere Web Client\SerenityDB.

    For version 5.0.x installations, the folder is located at C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphere Web Client\DMServer\SerenityDB.

    For version 5.1.x installations, the folder is located at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\vSphere Web Client\SerenityDB.

  2. If you are migrating from the version 5.1.x vSphere Web Client, copy the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\vSphere Web Client\webclient.properties file to the new host, at C:\ProgramData\VMware\vSphere Web Client\webclient.properties.

    The webclient.properties file does not exist in vSphere versions before 5.1.

  3. Copy the vSphere Web Client ssl folder to the new host, at C:\ProgramData\VMware\vSphere Web Client\ssl.

    For version 5.0.x installations, the folder is located at C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphere Web Client\DMServer\config\ssl.

    For version 5.1.x installations, the folder is located at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\vSphere Web Client\ssl.

  4. Copy the vSphere Web Client logs folder to the new host, at C:\ProgramData\VMware\vSphere Web Client\serviceability\logs.

    For version 5.0.x installations, the folder is located at C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphere Web Client\DMServer\serviceability\logs.

    For version 5.1.x installations, the folder is located at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\vSphere Web Client\Logs.

  5. Copy the vSphere Web Client eventlogs folder to the new host, at C:\ProgramData\VMware\vSphere Web Client\serviceability\eventlogs.

    For version 5.0.x installations, the folder is located at C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphere Web Client\DMServer\serviceability\eventlogs.

    For version 5.1.x installations, the folder is located at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\vSphere Web Client\serviceability\eventlogs.