fatheuddin
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How to migrate N1k DVS to VDS?

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HI,

i want to migrate N1k DVS to the vsphere vDS.

Please update if i miss the steps

Steps:

1) Disable HA, DRS, EVC on cluster

2) Storage DRS Needs to be manual

3) Remove host one uplink from N1K

4) From Networking - > Manage Hosts -> select Physical Adapsters -> Assign Port Group

5) Migrate VM networking

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fatheuddin
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Thanks chay

correct. at the end of the migration also need to remove vib & DVS:

Delete VEM from VSM

    Disconnect VSM from vCenter (Important)

    Enter the following commands

    svs connect <name>

     no vmware dvs

     no connect

   

From the ESXi hosts:

    vem status

    vem-remove -d

    esxcli software vib remove -n cisco-vem-v???-esx

    esxcli software vib remove --maintenance-mode -n cisco-vem-v???-esx

   

    vem status

Verify that the dvSwitch is no longer present under Networking

    Remove VSM Plug-in extension

    Go to https://<vcenterip>/mob/?moid=ExtensionManager

    Locate your N1KV extension

    Down below, click on UnregisterExtension

    On the popup window, copy and paste the N1KV extension value and click Invoke Method

    Refresh the browser and you should no longer see the extension

    Exit vCenter and re-login. You should no longer see N1KV registered extension under Plug-in

    Delete VSM

    Delete VMkernel Control interface (L3 Only)

    Delete unused port-group on vSwitch

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chay2263
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Also, make sure you already have any portgroups/VLANs setup on the vDS so that when you migrate VM networking, everything will stay online. I like to migrate one nic to the vDS first, then migrate the vmkernel for management and then proceed with other vmkernel adapters and VM networking and then bring the other physical network adapter over to the vDS.

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fatheuddin
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Thanks chay

correct. at the end of the migration also need to remove vib & DVS:

Delete VEM from VSM

    Disconnect VSM from vCenter (Important)

    Enter the following commands

    svs connect <name>

     no vmware dvs

     no connect

   

From the ESXi hosts:

    vem status

    vem-remove -d

    esxcli software vib remove -n cisco-vem-v???-esx

    esxcli software vib remove --maintenance-mode -n cisco-vem-v???-esx

   

    vem status

Verify that the dvSwitch is no longer present under Networking

    Remove VSM Plug-in extension

    Go to https://<vcenterip>/mob/?moid=ExtensionManager

    Locate your N1KV extension

    Down below, click on UnregisterExtension

    On the popup window, copy and paste the N1KV extension value and click Invoke Method

    Refresh the browser and you should no longer see the extension

    Exit vCenter and re-login. You should no longer see N1KV registered extension under Plug-in

    Delete VSM

    Delete VMkernel Control interface (L3 Only)

    Delete unused port-group on vSwitch

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