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Move Sub-Client from old vCentre client to New vCentre client

  • 21 June 2022
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We are retiring a vcentre and associated hosts and would very much like to “migrate” sub-clients from the old vcentre to the new vcentre it would be highly desirable to have the “jobs” move also so that we retain a history in a contiguous manner.  


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I would like a little more detail. Moving from same hypervisors (VMWARE to VMWARE) What versions?

This link may provide you what you are looking for:

https://documentation.commvault.com/11.24/expert/32032_vcenter_migration.html#migration-method
 

Have a good day!

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The link above is what you are looking for. 

Basically, if it’s a quick flip to the new Vcenter, you only need to change the VMware name or iP in the VMware properties where you set the username and password. 

If it’s a longer migration, it’s a side-by-side configuration where you have to set up a new Vcenter.

In either case make sure 443 is open from proxy to vcenter and 902 from proxy to esx host(s).

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@Aplynx this doesn’t work for me because the old and new vcentre servers are running live and guests exist in old or new.  I want to migrate guests in a piecemeal fashion.  This method only works if I move all guests from old to new in a big bang.

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I don’t believe there’s a canned tool for migrating the subclient configurations.
The old jobs can be kept on the original Virtualization Client while they age off.

Thanks,
Scott
 

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https://documentation.commvault.com/11.24/expert/106064_cloning_subclient_using_command_line_interface.html

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I stand corrected, very nice!  Clone subclients as you move VMs between vCenters and disable the source subclients to retain the job history for historical restores.

Thanks,
Scott
 

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