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First of all we need to run Migration Assistance tool from vCenter 5.5 server. To do this we can mount the vCenter 6.7 installation media to the computer.

Inside the ISO file we can locate migration assistance in the folder migration-assistant

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This exe will prompt for sso admin password

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Migration-Assistant is running

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We can check the details. Now its time to run vCenter appliance installation wizard.

  • We have to run appliance installation from different computer as this server will be shut down during the migration

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Mount the appliance ISO and run the installer as usual way.

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Select Migrate

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Click on Next

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Accept the license agreement

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Enter the details of vCenter 5-5 windows server(host name,port,sso user name & password)

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Click yes the trust the SSL

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Enter the ESX host details which we will use to install vCenter appliance

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Enter the details for appliance(vm name and root password)

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Select the deployment size of vCenter appliance

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Select the datastore

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Assign temp IP address for vCenter appliance

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Click on Finish

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Click on Continue to continue the migration process

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Click on Next

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Enter password of domain administrator to join vCenter to Domain

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From this windows we can select the data which we need to migrate

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Click on Finish. After the migration we can use old vCenter’s fqdn or ip address with the new one.

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Now its migrating data

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