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Migrate from Windows to Linux Appliance vCenter Server

A quick post here for people migrating to the VCSA. I just wanted to point out that the Inventory Snapshot tool at VMware Flings is a great way to ease the migration from a Windows to a Linux vCenter Server or help “backup” the configuration of a vCenter Server. It doesn’t get everything You’ll still want to backup and restore distributing switching especially, as well as be aware you’ll loose historical performance information but this does simplify a lot of other re-work that would normally need to be done for the migration. The following does need to be redone or migrated separately but at least this can help quite a bit.

– Cluster rules
– Cluster DRS groups
– Cluster EVC mode setting
– Customization Specifications
– Scheduled tasks
– vDS