ManivelR
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Migrate a VM from vCloud director v10 to standalone ESXi

Hi Team,

I have one non-critical VM and like to migrate to another standalone ESXi which has local storage.

How to do that?

 

Source location

Windows VM 2019

Backed by vCloud director v10

Its located on shared storage.

 

Destination location.

Standalone ESXi

Local datastore.

 

 

 

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Sreec
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Export&Import OVF is one option since the destination is standalone ESXi. If not add ESXi temporarily to source VC and do an SVmotion ( ensure we do proper VCD cleanup ) and remove the host after the migration. 

Cheers,
Sree | CKA|CKAD|VCIX-3X| VCAP-4X| VExpert 5x
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anhphan8861
Contributor
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you can using veeam backup

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Omid_Heravi
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Dear Sreec,

according to below link, I can't Import/Export OVA/OVF in my VCD:

https://communities.vmware.com/t5/VMware-vCloud-Director/Get-error-when-deployed-OVA-from-vCloud-Dir...

 

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moellerjot
Contributor
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If you want to download the virtual machine there is a way to do this via powershell: (poweredOff)

Get-VM -Name MyTest-VM | Export-VApp -Destination ‘/data/export‘ -Format OVA
https://developer.vmware.com/docs/powercli/latest/vmware.vimautomation.core/commands/export-vapp/#Ex...

Is this what you are looking for? Is this a possible solution for you ? 

Best Regards 

moellerj

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