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New vcenter server but keeping database with nexus 1000v

I have been reading through all the details of migrating to new hardware for the vcenter server with the nexus 1000v.  i wish to avoid doing the vswitch thing.  If I am keeping the same database but just moving to new hardware and possibly new ip address I was hoping to be able to do something along the lines of.

Leave everything as is,

Reinstall vcenter on new server and point to existing database.

reconnect the esx hosts

disconnect the VSM

get the xml from the vsm

install on vcenter server

reconnect the VSM to the new server

all should be good.

From my reading it appears as tho most of the issues are around connecting to a fresh database.

Is there anything wrong with my assumptions??

Regards Justin


New vcenter server but keeping database with nexus 1000v

I have done this before but I always keep the same name an IP so that I don't have to reconnect each ESXi host and my vSphere Client users don't have to use a different name.

What I do in this scenario is build the new server with a temp name/IP.

Backup the vCenter DB and SSL certs (this is very important).

Power down the old vCenter.

Re-IP/Re-Name the new to match the old.

Copy the SSL certs to the proper location (C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\SSL)

Create your DSN and install vCenter using the old DB. The DB will be upgraded.

Your hosts will automatically connect to the new server.

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