Back up and snapshot the target vRealize Automation IaaS server, vRealize Appliance, and Identity Appliance before you start the migration task.

About this task

Perform this task before migrating. For information about the required order of operations to be performed before you start migration, see Performing Manual Operations After Pre-Migration.

You should back up your target vRealize Automation IaaS system, vRealize Appliance, and Identity Appliance before you start migration.

If the IaaS system is on one or more virtual machines, create a snapshot for each virtual machine. If the system is on a physical machine, create a backup. For details, see Tenant Administration in vRealize Automation documentation.

For details about backing up vRealize Automation, see System Administration in vRealize Automation product documentation.

For details about creating a snapshot of your machine, see Tenant Administration in vRealize Automation product documentation.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the host IaaS Windows machine for the vRealize Automation server as a user with full administrative access.
  2. Use a remote desktop connection to log in to the target vRealize Automation IaaS systems and shut them down.
  3. Log in to the vCloud Automation Center Appliance and shut it down.
  4. Log in to the Identity Appliance and shut it down.
  5. Locate the machine to back up or snapshot.
  6. Create the machine backup or machine snapshot.