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Migrate vCenter or ESXi

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There can be situations where due to changes in your environment, you may need to migrate or change vCenters or ESXi hosts. You can manage this migration from the Phoenix Management Console without affecting the backups. You simply need to map i.e change the IP/FQDN of the existing vCenter/ESXi host to the IP/FQDN of the new vCenter/ESXi you want to migrate to. After the mapping, the new vCenter/ESXi host inherits all the backup settings and recovery points of the older vCenter/ESXi host.

To migrate the vCenter or ESXi host

  1. Log in to the Druva Management Console / Druva Cloud Platform
  2. Under Product & Services > Druva Phoenix, click VMware.
  3. Select your organization.
  4. The All vCenter/ESXi host page appears that lists all the registered vCenter/hypervisors. 
  5. Select the vCenter or ESXi host you want to migrate.
  6. From the menu, click Change IP/FQDN.
    Change IP FQDN.png
  7. Enter the IP/FQDN, username, and password of the vCenter/ESXi host you want to migrate to.
  8. Click Change
    Change IP FQDN dialog box.png
  9. The newly migrated vCenter/ESXi host is updated on the All vCenter/ESXi host page.

Note: In the case of a standalone ESXi host migration, refresh the page to see the changes. 

Post-migration recommended checks

  1. Ensure that the backup proxies are connected. 
    1. In case, some backup proxies are not connected, run the following command:
      1. Log-on to backup proxy with root credentials:
      2. In the command line terminal, type ProxyConf.

      3. Select the type of Druva Cloud by typing the number adjacent to the cloud.
        1. Druva Cloud
        2. GovCloud
      4. The backup proxy settings are displayed on the screen. On the Backup Proxy settings page, enter the Provide vCenter/ESXi FQDN (or IP address) and the credentials page number. 
      5. When prompted, provide the FQDN or IP address of ESXi server.
      6. After the credentials are updated, ensure that the Druva Phoenix service is running. 
    2. If all the backup proxies are disconnected, contact Support to migrate without reconfiguration. 


  2. After migration, review the backup selection details in the backup policy.
  3. Verify the snapshot details in the VM details page in the Backups tab.


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