The vCenter Server migration wizard prompts you for the deployment and migration information when migrating a vCenter Server instance or a vCenter Single Sign-On instance from Windows to an appliance. It is a best practice to keep a record of the values that you entered in case you must power off the appliance and restore the source installation.
You can use this worksheet to record the information that you need for migrating a vCenter Server instance with an embedded vCenter Single Sign-On, vCenter Server instance with an external vCenter Single Sign-On, or an external vCenter Single Sign-On from Windows to an appliance.
Local OS users existing on source Windows machine are not migrated to the target vCenter Server Appliance and must be recreated after migration is complete. If any local OS user names are used to log in to the vCenter Single Sign-On, you must recreate them and reassign permissions in the Platform Services Controller appliance.
If the source vCenter Server machine is joined to an Active Directory domain, the account you use must have permissions to rejoin the machine to the domain. For more information, see http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2146454
|Required Information||Default Value||Your Entry|
|Required source vCenter Server or vCenter Single Sign-On migration data||vCenter Server or vCenter Single Sign-On IP address or FQDN|
|vCenter Single Sign-On administrator user firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Password of the vCenter Single Sign-On administrator|
|Migration Assistant port number|
|vCenter Server or vCenter Single Sign-On version|
|IP address or FQDN of the source ESXi host on which the source vCenter Server or vCenter Single Sign-On resides|
|Source ESXi host user name with administrative rights on the source ESXi host|
|Source ESXi host password|
|Migrate performance & other historical data||Disabled by default|
|Required target vCenter Server Appliance data||IP address or FQDN of the target ESXi host or vCenter Server instance to which you deploy the vCenter Server Appliance to migrate the source vCenter Server|
|User name with administrative privileges for the target ESXi host. or vCenter Server instance, data center or data center folder, and resource pool of an ESXi host or DRS cluster to which to migrate the source installation|
|Password for the target ESXi host. or vCenter Server instance, data center or data center folder, and resource pool of an ESXi host or DRS cluster|
|vCenter Single Sign-On password|
|vCenter Single Sign-On domain name|
|vCenter Single Sign-On site name|
|Target vCenter Server Appliance name|
|Password of the root user|
|vCenter Server Appliance size.
The options vary depending on the size of your vSphere environment.
|Tiny (up to 20 hosts, 400 virtual machines)|
|Name of the datastore on which the new version of the vCenter Server Appliance is deployed|
|Enable or disable thin disk mode.||Disabled by default|
|Join or do not participate in the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP).
For information about the CEIP, see the Configuring Customer Experience Improvement Program section in vCenter Server and Host Management.
|Join the CEIP|
|Temporary network for communication between the source vCenter Server or vCenter Single Sign-on and the target vCenter Server Appliance
Important: TheIP address or port group of the temporary network must be on the same subnet as the source vCenter Server or vCenter Single Sign-on. Verify that the default gateway, IP address, and subnet mask match with the port group that you select. The port group that you select should be able to acquire the source vCenter Server or vCenter Single Sign-on IP address.
|IP address version||IPv4|
|IP address allocation method||Static|
|Static assignment settings||Network address|
|Network DNS servers, separated with commas|
|Enable or disable SSH||Disabled by default|
|Migration Assistant port number||9123 or the port number that is shown in the Migration Assistant console|