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    MIGRATE VIRTUAL MACHINES FROM VCS 5.5 CLUSTER TO VCSA 6.5 CLUSTER - (DOMAIN CHANGE IS REQURIED IN THE NEW VCSA 6.5)

    EricChigoz Enthusiast

      Hello Guys,

       

      The scenario is a bit tricky

       

      1. VCS 5.5 is of domain domain1.com ( THE DOMAIN SHOULD CHANGE IN THE NEW DEPLOYMENT . THIS IS WHY I DID NOT SELECT THE UPGRADE OPTION DURING VCSA 6.5 DEPLOYMENT. I WILL COPY THE OLD DATABASE SETTINGS) 
      2. VCSA 6.5 is configured and ready on the new and correct domain.
      3. vDistributed Switches have been configured and every thing is ready.
      4. VC update manager is configured on the VCSA 6.5 all configured and ready.
      5. VCS 5.5 environment has about 400 vms (production servers)
      6. OBJECTIVE IS TO BEGIN TO UPGRADE THE HOSTS IN THE VCS 5.5 INFRASTRUCTURE ONE BY ONE (FROM ESXI 5.5 U2 TO ESXI 6.0 U3 )
      7. AND BRING THEM INTO THE NEW VCSA 6.5 INFRASTRUCTURE (ADD HOSTS)
      8. QUESTION :
        1. ON COMPLETION OF NUMBER 5 ABOVE, WHAT IS THE BEST APPROACH TO MOVE THESE PRODUCTION SERVERS TO THE NEW VCSA 6.5 without DOWNTIME
        2. ANY THIRD PARTY TOOL?
        3. THE