You can migrate data from vCloud Usage Meter 3.5.0.0 and 3.6.0.0 to your vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.0.1 appliance.

About this task

vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.0.1 is installed as a new appliance. You can migrate the configuration data, which includes all data displayed on the Manage page, and the collected measurements data from vCloud Usage Meter 3.5.0.0 or 3.6.0.0.

Prerequisites

  • Back up or take a snapshot of the source vCloud Usage Meter appliance from which you are migrating. For more information, see Back up the vCloud Usage Meter Database.

  • Verify that you have the TCP host name or IP address and usgmtr password of the source vCloud Usage Meter appliance.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the source vCloud Usage Meter console as root.
  2. Turn on the sshd service in the source vCloud Usage Meter appliance by running the following command.

    service sshd start

  3. Log in to the target vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.0.1 console as usgmtr.
  4. To migrate data to the target vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.0.1 appliance, run the following command.

    migrateum <hostname>

    Important:

    This operation overwrites the local vCloud Usage Meter data.

    The <hostname> is the TCP host name or IP address of the source vCloud Usage Meter appliance that you are migrating data from.

    The migrteum command uses ssh and scp to export the database from the source system and copy it and the keystore files to vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.0.1. You are prompted one time for the usgmtr password of the source vCloud Usage Meter appliance. Confirm that you want to migrate vCloud Usage Meter data.

    You must enter the usgmtr password of the source vCloud Usage Meter and confirm that you want to proceed with the data migration.

  5. In the source vCloud Usage Meter console, disable the sshd service by running the following command.

    service sshd stop

Results

The password for the vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.0.1 Web application is the same as the password of the source system. You can change it by using the webpass command. All trusted self-signed VMware product certificates you accepted on the source vCloud Usage Meter are copied to vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.0.1. You can run the migrteum script more than one time.

Important:
  • To retrieve additional certificates and validate product connectivity, after migrating configuration and measurements data, click Edit and Save for each product in the Manage > Products page of the Web application.

  • To ensure that vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.0.1 is working correctly, run the new appliance in parallel with the source system for at least two months.

What to do next

If you have not configured an outgoing email server in the vCloud Usage Meter 3.5.0.0 Web application, the Email Alerts, Products, Reports, Collections, API, and LDAP tabs in the Manage page of the Web application are disabled. To enable all tabs, configure an outgoing email server in the vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.0.1 Web application. For more information, see Configure Outgoing Email Server.

If you have vCenter Server instances that use an external Platform Service Controller (PSC), enter the additional PSC information in vCloud Usage Meter. For more information about configuring PSC, see Add vCenter Server.