You can migrate data from vCloud Usage Meter 3.5 into your vCloud Usage Meter 3.6 appliance.

About this task

vCloud Usage Meter 3.6 is installed as a new appliance. You can migrate configuration data (all data displayed on the Manage page) and collected measurements data from vCloud Usage Meter 3.5.

Prerequisites

  • Back up or snapshot the vCloud Usage Meter 3.5 appliance that you are migrating from. For more information, see Back up the vCloud Usage Meter Database.

  • Verify that you have the TCP hostname or IP address and usgmtr password of the vCloud Usage Meter 3.5 appliance.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vCloud Usage Meter 3.5 console as root.
  2. Turn on the sshd service in the vCloud Usage Meter 3.5 appliance by running the following command.

    service sshd start

  3. Log in to the vCloud Usage Meter 3.6 console as usgmtr.
  4. To migrate data to the vCloud Usage Meter 3.6 appliance, run the following command.
    Important:

    This operation overwrites the local vCloud Usage Meter data.

    migrateum <hostname>

    The <hostname> is the TCP hostname or IP address of the vCloud Usage Meter 3.5 appliance.

    Migrteum uses ssh and scp to export the database from the old system and copy it and the keystore files to vCloud Usage Meter 3.6. You are prompted one time for the usgmtr password of the vCloud Usage Meter 3.5 appliance. Confirm that you really want to migrate vCloud Usage Meter data.

  5. In the vCloud Usage Meter 3.5 console, turn off the sshd service by running the following command.

    service sshd stop

Results

The password for the vCloud Usage Meter 3.6 Web application is set to the password of the old system. You can change it with the webpass command. Any self-signed VMware product certificates you accepted on the old vCloud Usage Meter are copied to vCloud Usage Meter 3.6. 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, Edit and Save each product.

  • To ensure that vCloud Usage Meter 3.6 is working correctly, run the new appliance in parallel with the old 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 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 Web application. For more information, see Configure Outgoing Email Server.

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