2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 30, 2019 11:37 AM by arjunek

    Difference between vCenter Migration vs Backup and Restore

    arjunek Novice

      Folks,

       

      I really would like to understand what is the Difference between vCenter Migration vs Backup and Restore.

      I have a vcenter server 6.5 windows based, CISCO Hyperflex is installed on top of that.

      We had migrated this server to VCSA 6.7 and everything looks fine. I deployed a new hyperflex cluster as well. all looks stable.

      The problem came up when we remove and try to reregister the Hyperflex cluster it is throwing an error "VI SDK Exception: com.vmware.vim25.InvalidLogin"

      I tried all troubleshooting in hyperflex side finally came to know some issue from the vcenter side(for testing we deployed new vcenter and deployment, reregister everything works smoothly on this )

      Now am going to try to take the backup from vCenter management appliance and restore the inventory and configuration to new vcenter. Is this make any changes? Is it make sense?

      Am invite experts advise of this, please!!!!

        • 1. Re: Difference between vCenter Migration vs Backup and Restore
          msripada Expert
          vExpert

          I tried all troubleshooting in hyperflex side finally came to know some issue from the vcenter side(for testing we deployed new vcenter and deployment, reregister everything works smoothly on this )

           

          Do you have any info on whats causing the issue on the vcenter end?

           

          Now am going to try to take the backup from vCenter management appliance and restore the inventory and configuration to new vcenter. Is this make any changes? Is it make sense?

          You can do this but the configuration may not be restored from windows to appliance completely.

           

          Thanks,

          MS

          • 2. Re: Difference between vCenter Migration vs Backup and Restore
            arjunek Novice

            Hi,

             

            I tried all version  of customized CISCO ESXi images (6.0,6.5 and 6.7)

            We removed all the MOB entry and EAM entry from vCenter management objects, Postgres DB nodes entries look ok, not sure about any orphaned objects entries available.

            Reboot the vCenter, reimage esxi host, clean up UCS multiple times didn't make any changes on deployment failure. (Deployment are working fine with test vCenter with the same version and build)

             

            "You can do this but the configuration may not be restored from windows to appliance completely"

             

            Before Hyperflex upgrade, I migrate the vCenter (6.5)from Windows to VCSA 6.7, delete and rebuild the HX-cluster after this vcenter migration.