Speedbmp
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vSAN 6.7 migration of old ESX data

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We will be doing a Server refresh in the next few weeks. i have a question of migration of data from old ESX 5.01 to new ESX 6.7 and vSAN.

i wish do to storage vMotion from our old Tegile to our new vSAN, what would be the best way to move the data.

add the vSAN to the old ESXi 5.01? or add the Tegile to ESX 6.7. then remove and add the VM? then storage vMotion?

we will not be moving the old vCenter.

Stephen

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daphnissov
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Ok then. Your option will be to connect your Tegile to the new 6.7 hosts and swing the VMs. There are some important considerations to watch, including the microcode of that Tegile to either support or, at least, not freak out when connected to a much, much newer version of ESXi. You might also want to read my article for some considerations when it comes to moving the VMs over.

Upgrading vSphere through migration

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daphnissov
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You say ESXi 5.01. Is this 5.0 or 5.1? And so you have two separate vCenter Servers as well? What are those versions?

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Speedbmp
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yes we are on 5.01, yes we will have two vCenters one is 5.01 and the new one will be 6.7.

we don't need any of the data from the old vCenter

we are setting up a new vSphere environment the only thing coming over is most of the VM's (the ones we need)

Stephen

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daphnissov
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There is no "5.01" so which version are we talking?

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Speedbmp
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5.0 build 2509828

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daphnissov
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Ok then. Your option will be to connect your Tegile to the new 6.7 hosts and swing the VMs. There are some important considerations to watch, including the microcode of that Tegile to either support or, at least, not freak out when connected to a much, much newer version of ESXi. You might also want to read my article for some considerations when it comes to moving the VMs over.

Upgrading vSphere through migration

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Speedbmp
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that was what i was thinking. and i did check the Tegile is on the 6.7 HCL and the version i'm running also looks good to.

Thanks.

Stephen

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