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SabuGopi
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Hi

I Have one existing datacenter ( Blade server with storage) with 15 VM, EXSI  version is 4 now I am going to install new 5.1 on new blade server and storage,   how I can migrate old vms to the new datacenter

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Anjani_Kumar
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Hi Sabugopi.

I also doing the same thing in my existing project vms to the new vcenter.

I used the Vmware vcenter converter standalone tool and migrated the whole vcenter in to the new via v2v conversion.

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Without some more details it's hard to help. If either the old hosts have access to the new storage or vice versa, you could migrate the VM's trough vCenter. Another option would be a tool provided by your storage vendor which allows to migrate LUNs. And last but not least you could restore your VM's on the new environment, which - if it works - would prove that your backup application works as expected.

André

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SabuGopi
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hi

currently I didn't installed new Storage or Server.  once I install new setup I need to migrate all the current server to my new setup then I need to remove old setup from my datacenter. is it possible I can connect my old host and new host? (EXSi 4 and EXSi 5.1). current storage is HP and new is Fujitsu, new blade is Cisco.

Sabu Gopi

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Anjani_Kumar
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Hi Sabugopi.

I also doing the same thing in my existing project vms to the new vcenter.

I used the Vmware vcenter converter standalone tool and migrated the whole vcenter in to the new via v2v conversion.

Attaching the sample screenshot.

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Anjani Kumar

Please consider marking this answer "correct" or "helpful" if you found it useful. Anjani Kumar | VMware vExpert 2014-2015-2016 | Infrastructure Specialist Twitter : @anjaniyadav85 Website : http://www.Vmwareminds.com
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weinstein5
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Have you reviewed the Upgrade Guide - http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-55-upgrade... - it describes the procedure for moving to a new vSphere 5 environment -

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There is more than one way to do this depends on requirements, e.g. time frame, amount of data, downtime. Prior to migration, you need to get your new setup working and have all network mapped out matching to old ones for your VMs to work.

Migration between vcenters (de-register from one and register in another) is certainly the quickest and easiest however it requires both vcenters have access to the same storage. But if you are prepared to move old hardware to new datacenter, then this is not a problem.

You can also join the old hosts WITH old storage to new vcenter, you then can just cold-migrate or vmotion all VMs to new hosts. And if you planning to continue to use old hosts, you can just upgrade them to 5.5 

Once dust settled, you can move on to upgrade vmtools and hardware as suggested in upgrade guide.

If non above is possible, you then have to bring over those VMs over WAN or removable media using some backup/replication or converter application.

SabuGopi
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Thank you very Much

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Anjani_Kumar
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Appreciate if you got your answer and marking the "correct answer" will help others too.. Smiley Happy

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ch1ta
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Additionally, you can use Quick Migration tools that is included in Veeam Free version. With Veeam Quick Migration can promptly migrate one or more VM between ESX(i) hosts, datastores or both. Based on our own experience, minimum disruption to business operations is guaranteed.

Cheers.

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