The pre-migration task collects, records, and stores vCloud Automation Center 5.2 data in preparation for migration.

Pre-migration performs the following tasks.

  • Collects and prepares data from the source system

  • Stores collected and prepared data

  • Generates the pre-migration report and logs

  • Specifies additional manual tasks that must be completed after pre-migration and before migration

The pre-migration task stores data in the source database and creates objects in the target system. The objects are not functional until migration is finished. Do not use the target system until migration is finished.

You must perform additional manual tasks after pre-migration is finished and before you start migration. See Performing Manual Operations After Pre-Migration.

Use only ASCII characters in the migration tool text boxes. The only non-ASCII character that the migration tool recognizes is the period.