When you migrate from a Windows Server 2003 host to a host that is supported for vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5, you can also migrate Inventory Service SSL certificates and configuration data.

Note

The steps in this task assume that you install vCenter Server and components in the default location. If you use a different location, adjust the paths accordingly.

Verify that the host machine meets the requirements for vCenter Server 5.5. See System Requirements.

Review the topics in Preparing for the Upgrade to vCenter Server.

1

If the VMware vCenter Inventory Service is running, stop it.

a

From the Windows Start menu, select Windows Administrative Tools > Services.

b

Right-click VMware vCenter Inventory Service and click Stop.

2

Copy the SSL certificates from the Inventory Service\ssl folder of the source machine.

For version 5.0.x installations, the folder is located at C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Inventory Service\ssl.

For version 5.1.x installations, the folder is located at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\Infrastructure\Inventory Service\ssl.

3

Create the following SSL folder on the host machine where you will install the new instance of Inventory Service: C:\ProgramData\VMware\Infrastructure\Inventory Service\ssl.

4

Paste the copied certificates in the folder C:\ProgramData\VMware\Infrastructure\Inventory Service\ssl.

5

Copy all data files from the Inventory Service\datafolder

For version 5.0.x installations, the folder is located at C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Inventory Service\data.

For version 5.1.x installations, the folder is located at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\Infrastructure\Inventory Service\data.

6

Create the following data folder on the host machine where you will install the new instance of Inventory Service: C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Inventory Service\data.

7

Paste the copied data files in the folder C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Inventory Service\data.