Thanks for taking the time to look at my question. We recently used the VMware upgrade migration tool to upgrade from vCenter 5.5 running on Windows to a VCSA on 6.0u2 with a certificate signed by our internal CA. The appliance has an embedded PSC. Our organization currently has a fairly robust F5 environment, and I'm trying to figure out the steps to migrate from our current configuration to a pair of PSCs sitting behind a load balancer. Does anyone have a good handle on what the steps in this process are? From what I've been able to gather browsing KB's, I think the steps are:
- Install a new PSC as a replication partner of the embedded PSC
- Repoint from embedded PSC to external PSC
- Do I need to do something at this point to decommission the old embedded PSC components?
- Install a new PSC as a replication partner of the external PSC
- F5 magic (I'm not too concerned about this part yet. Our networking team does a good job managing the F5 environment)
- Repoint from external PSC to PSC load balancer.
Is this the right path? If anyone has any advice or experience they can share, it would be much appreciated.
I haven't done it, so can't give any specifics, but there was a session at VMworld, INF9047, which talked a lot about vCenter migrations and PSC. Probably worth checking out and seeing if that helps.