The vCenter Server migration wizard prompts you for the deployment and migration information when migrating a vCenter Server instance, a vCenter Single Sign-On instance, or a Platform Services Controller 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 vCenter Single Sign-On or Platform Services Controller 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 migration data||vCenter Server IP address or FQDN|
|vCenter Single Sign-On administrator user firstname.lastname@example.org
Important: The user must be administrator@ your_domain_name.
|Password of the vCenter Single Sign-On administrator|
|Migration Assistant port number|
|vCenter Server version|
|Temporary upgrade files path||%LOCALAPPDATA%\VMware\Migration-Assistant\export|
|IP address or FQDN of the source ESXi host on which the source vCenter Server 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|
|Migration Assistant thumbprint|
|Active Directory administrator credentials|
|Service account credentials, if vCenter Server is running under a customer user account|
|Required target vCenter Server Appliance data||IP address or FQDN of the target ESXi host or vCenter Server instance where you deploy the new vCenter Server Appliance to which you 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 username|
|vCenter Single Sign-On password|
|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 10 hosts, 100 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 and the target vCenter Server Appliance||IP address version||IPv4|
|IP address allocation method||DHCP|
|Static assignment settings||Network address|
|Network DNS servers, separated with commas|
|Enable or disable SSH||Disabled by default|