You can migrate vCenter Server to an appliance from a machine that is in your vSphere network.

Before you begin

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the software CLI installer directory for your operating system.
    • If you are deploying the appliance from a machine with Windows OS, navigate to the vcsa-cli-installer\win32 directory.

    • If you are deploying the appliance from a machine with Linux OS, navigate to the vcsa-cli-installer/lin64 directory.

    • If you are deploying the appliance from a machine with Mac OS, navigate to the vcsa-cli-installer/mac directory.

  2. Select the CLI installer: vcsa-deploy.exe.
  3. Run the migration command.
    vcsa-deploy migrate --accept-eula optional_arguments path_to_the_json_file

    where optional_arguments is a space-separated list of optional arguments to set additional configurations.

    For example, you can set the location of the log and other output files that the installer generates.

    vcsa-deploy migrate --accept-eula --log-dir=path_to_the_location path_to_the_json_file

Results

The migration template is deployed. You can Verify Your vCenter Server Appliance Upgrade or Migration Is Successful.