vmjoe_private
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Question about domain-repointing a vCenter

Hello

I've once used cmsso-util domain-repoint to consolidate two vCenter appliances into one (then migrated stuff and eventually got rid of one instance).


But now I have a situation, where the instance to domain-repoint is on Windows (6.7 U3b), which means the command cmsso-util domain-repoint is not available.


I wanted to convert/migrate it into an appliance then, but that's also not possible, as the wizard only supports migrations that are also a version upgrade! "Horizontal" conversions from Windows to VCSA are not supported! As there's no 6.7 U4 or vSphere 7.0 yet, it seems I can't get rid of the Windows vCenter now?


Then I had the idea to repoint the Windows instance first to an external PSC (appliance), and in a second step domain-repoint it to the existing target vCenter (appliance 6.7 U3b).


But I'm not sure if this is possible - would the cmsso-util command be still issued on the Windows vCenter, or on the PSC?

Regards

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Alex_Romeo
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Hi,

You can create a new VCSA and migrate the configurations. Then unhook the Esxi hosts and connect them to the new VCSA.

ARomeo

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