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Migration from Legacy vCenter Server Variations to the Cloud for VCPP Companions

Because of numerous causes, a substantial variety of organizations nonetheless depend on legacy VMware vCenter Server variations of their knowledge facilities although they’ve been out of assist for a very long time.

The tough and complicated migration to the cloud is without doubt one of the most typical causes corporations maintain their crucial manufacturing functions working in out-of-date infrastructure. 

However with VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.4.1, there may be now a easy migration path to the cloud for workloads operated by outdated vCenter Server variations. Nevertheless, catastrophe restoration for these workloads shouldn’t be potential.

Each VMware Cloud Director clouds and devoted VMware vSphere clouds are supported as targets. Be aware: Enabling migration from legacy vCenter Server variations does NOT imply the assist of those variations is prolonged. Supporting it’s best effort, and any vCenter and ESXi bugs affecting the migration course of will NOT be addressed and glued. 

The supported variations of vCenter and ESXi for migrating utilizing the VMware Cloud Director Availability on-premises home equipment are:

These variations are solely supported for the supply web site, and solely the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises to Cloud Director Replication and On-premises to Cloud vCenter Replication home equipment can work with them. The vacation spot cloud web site should be working a supported vCenter Server model.

  On-Premises (Supply) VMware Cloud Director Cloud (Goal) Devoted vSphere Cloud (Goal)
Supported VMware Cloud Director Availability Variations 4.4.1 4.3.1, 4.4.0, 4.4.1 4.4.0, 4.4.1

Since it’s the similar OVF template for each on-premises home equipment, relying on whether or not the goal is a VMware Cloud Director cloud or a devoted vSphere cloud, the tenants want to decide on the right worth for the deploymentOption property:

  • –deploymentOption=on_prem for VMware Cloud Director clouds
  • –deploymentOption=vc_combined for devoted vSphere clouds

Additionally, the right model of the OVFTool must be used:

  • OVFTool 3.5.2 for vCenter 5.5 U3
  • OVFTool 4.1.0 for vCenter 6.0 U2 & U3

The total deployment directions will be discovered within the documentation.

There are a number of limitations that you simply want to concentrate on:

  • Legacy vSphere variations are supported just for the supply web site the place one of many VMware Cloud Director Availability On-premises home equipment must be deployed based on the vacation spot cloud.
  • The VMware Cloud Director Availability vSphere Shopper Plug-in shouldn’t be out there. Solely the VMware Cloud Director Availability on-premises equipment interface (on-premises) or the VMware Cloud Director Availability Administration Portal (cloud) can be utilized.
  • Solely migrations are supported. Protections are NOT supported. 
  • The workloads will be migrated solely from the legacy supply web site to a supported cloud web site. The other way is NOT potential.
  • Solely the Basic knowledge engine can be utilized. This implies migration to VMware Cloud on AWS shouldn’t be potential.

VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.4.1 is out there at:

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