4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 26, 2018 12:41 PM by RAJ_RAJ

    Migration of VM

    hbhungra Novice

      Hi,

       

      Please let us know if we can migrate the VM's from VCenter 6.0 to VCenter 6.5 through VConverter with same mac address.

       

      Regards,

      Hakim

        • 1. Re: Migration of VM
          pwilk Hot Shot
          vExpert

          Yes, that's possible. Even if you somehow change your MAC address during the conversion, you can change it later on in vCenter itself.

          • 2. Re: Migration of VM
            HarishV Hot Shot
            GS Skyline Support VMware EmployeesSkyline Community 2/2

            MAC is assigned to the NIC.

            When you do a vMotion the MAC is migrated, but when you use a VMware converter, it creates a new VM and MAC.

             

            So you cannot migrate but manually change the MAC address after the new VM is created using VMware converter.

             

            Regards,

            Harish Venkatachalam

            • 3. Re: Migration of VM
              GPVenkatesh Novice

              Hi -

               

              If you vCenters are 6.0U3 & 6.5 and the licensing available is above enterprise plus, you may try using vSphere replication solution for smooth VM migration across vCenter with no MAC change.

               

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              Thank you.

              • 4. Re: Migration of VM
                RAJ_RAJ Expert
                vExpert

                Hi ,

                 

                vMotion of the virtual machine keeps the MAC address . You can Follow any of the below option 

                 

                Remove the Host from vCenter 6.0 and Add to vCenter 6.5  then do migration of VM , it will have the same MAC address .

                 

                If it is in shared storage ,Map the storage to ESXi on the vCenter 6.5 , unregister the VM VC-6 and register to VC6.5  , but you need downtime ( Power off the VM ).

                 

                Using VMware converter and move the virtual machine , then change the mac address manually

                 

                You Can Use any Replication - vSphere Replication  ,  Storage Replication , any other replication Software which is compatible with VMware

                 

                Export and Import Virtual Machine

                 

                Note that  if any VMs are available on Target vCenter , check that same mac address is there or not before proceeding the migration

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