mahmn
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Moving vCenter from one ESXi host to another

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I want to move the vCenter from ESXi-1 host to ESXi-2 due to the memory limitations. In the ESXi-1 console I don't see any clone or migration option.

Is that possible then?

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IRIX201110141
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Do you have a Shared Storage? If no than there is no vMotion otherwise tick the check box on your favorite VMK and enable vMotion

Do you have a license for svMotion? If no than there is no svMotion.

2x No..... use the clone Feature within vCenter and create a copy. Shutdown the original one, login into the Hostclient and start the cloned vCenter and youre done.

Regards,
Joerg

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Alex_Romeo
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Hi,

you have to do a "Storage vMotion" or "Vmotion"

If you want to move it from the host only because it has very little memory available, you can also do just one vMotion.

or

To move vCenter Server between hosts when storage is not shared, perform one of these options:

Move VCSA 6.7 to new host

ARomeo

Blog: https://www.aleadmin.it/
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mahmn
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OK I saw the migration option in vsphere. I selected both compute and storage, but after selecting the destination host, I get this compatibility error.

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Alex_Romeo
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Hi,

you don't have the Vmotion interface configured.

Blog: https://www.aleadmin.it/
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Alex_Romeo
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You have two solutions:

  • proceed with the other option that I entered in the previous answer
  • configure the network for vMotion.
Blog: https://www.aleadmin.it/
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scott28tt
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IRIX201110141
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Do you have a Shared Storage? If no than there is no vMotion otherwise tick the check box on your favorite VMK and enable vMotion

Do you have a license for svMotion? If no than there is no svMotion.

2x No..... use the clone Feature within vCenter and create a copy. Shutdown the original one, login into the Hostclient and start the cloned vCenter and youre done.

Regards,
Joerg

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mahmn
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There is no shared disk. I want to move from one host disk to another host disk.

I tried the clone feature. After specifying the destination and more than one hour, I see the new vCenter on the destination host.

Then I shutdown that on the source, but when I power on the destination host, I get module "MonitorLoop" power failure.

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mahmn
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OK. I fixed the value of swap dir according to the error message.

Thank you very much for the help.

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