3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 9, 2013 5:35 AM by weinstein5

    Vcenter server P2V

    Intmin1 Lurker

      Hi all,


      We are upgrading our vSphere from 4.1 to 5.1.

      We are getting an outside company to do the actual upgrade, but need to P2V the vCenter server. We want to make a virtual server of the vCenter server but not have it running as the vCenter server immediately, just need a stable virtual version of the vCenter server until the outside company can do the upgrade (which is scheduled to be done in 4 weeks). I found another plan on here  but have tweaked to our needs.


      • Verify good full backup of vCenter Server
      • Ensure there are no current migrations
      • Verify good full backup of SQL
      • Maintenance mode target ESX host and wait for all VM’s to DRS to another host
      • Disconnect ESX host from vCenter
      • Remove ESX host from vCenter
      • Stop all vCenter and SQL Services on physical vCenter server
      • Run P2V converter
      • Check if stable with NIC disabled


      Is there any issues with this plan? Anything else we need to be aware of?