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Migrate vRO to 7.6 but preserve IP/Hostname


We just migrated from vRO 7.4 to 7.6 but did it a bit different as in the Documenation (Migrate an External vRealize Orchestrator Appliance 6.x and Later to vRealize Orchestrator 7.6😞

- Rename the old Appliance in vCenter

- Take a Snapshot of the Appliance (always a good idea)

- Deploy new 7.6 Appliance with the same Name and IP Settings but do not power it on.

- Stop the source Orchestrator services:

     service vco-server stop

     service vco-configurator stop

- Add the line "listen_addresses ='*'" to /var/vmware/vpostgres/current/pgdata/postgresql.conf

- Add the line "host all all md5" to /var/vmware/vpostgres/current/pgdata/pg_hba.conf

- Add a new temporary IP to eth0 (on the same network/vlan). For Example:

     ip addr add dev eth0

- Close the SSH Session and login to temporary IP

- Remove the old IP from eth0. For Example:

     ip addr remove dev eth0

- Restart the vPostgrsql:

     service vpostgres restart

- Start the new deployed Appliance

- Go the "Migrate" Tab an the VAMI of the new Appliance and instead of the Host name of the Source Orchestrator Appliance use the temporary IP

- Wait until the the wizard has completed.

- Shutdown the old Appliance and never power it on again

- Do the Post Migration Steps

- Done Smiley Happy

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