I built a new VC and I need to move my 3 ESX3 hosts from one VC to the other. I can't really afford for my machines to go offline. It says to remove the hosts they have to be in maintenance mode.
What if I just add them to the new VC and then turn off the old one. Will this screw anything up?
I built a new VC and I need to move my 3 ESX3 hosts
from one VC to the other. I can't really afford for
my machines to go offline. It says to remove the
hosts they have to be in maintenance mode.
What if I just add them to the new VC and then turn
off the old one. Will this screw anything up?
The correct method - is to do a maintenance mode, and remove from inventory. However, what your suggesting will work ok. When you add the ESX host into the new VC, the existing VC will mark as disconnected or not responding I can't remember which. You can then safely remove it - it isn't correct proceedure - but I see students do this every week when they don't RTFM the lab guide on courses - I've yet to see it cause a problem
I did the first host and it went through no problem.
The second errored saying it couldn't install the VC agent. I am downing the servers on that one to put in MM.
I am not sure if I want to risk trying on the third.
OK, so where are we now?
All you esx hosts in the new VC...?
Unusually, to get the VC agent error message...
This might be blatantly obvious, but when that happens the agent that communicates with the esx back to vc probably didn't install properly. I wrote some instructions for when this happens off of a post, time has changed but here is the old version, update where necessary, and I realize yours already went through. I believe the issue is unrelated to vc 2 vc since it didn't work in mm either:
When I add a host to Virtual Center it disconnects:
The agent that communicates with the ESX back to VC probably didnt install properly; to correct this:
1. Copy the vpx-upgrade-esx-5-linux-27704 from the upgrade folder in the VC folder to /tmp on the ESX server
run the command sh vpx-upgrade-esx-5-linux-27704
(By default the script is located in C:\program files\vmware\vmware virtualcenter\upgrade )
2. If you look in bundleversion.xml you will be able to see which script it is that you need to run depending on what version your esx hosts are running.