Before migrating a vCenter Server instance that runs on Windows to vCenter Server Appliance, if your vCenter Server deployment uses embedded Update Manager, you must first move Update Manager to a new host machine.

Create a virtual machine of have a physical server with a compatible version of Windows for installing Update Manager. For more information, see Supported host operating systems for VMware vCenter Server installation (including vCenter Update Manager and vRealize Orchestrator) (2091273).

1

On the source machine, stop the VMware vSphere Update Manager Service.

2

On the source machine, stop the VMware vSphere Update Manager UFA Service.

3

Depending on whether the Update Manager database is on the same machine as the Update Manager server, or on a different machine, perform the following steps:

If the Update Manager database and the Update Manager server run on the same source machine:

a

On the source machine, back up the Update Manager database.

b

On the destination machine, copy the Update Manager database backup, and restore the database.

If the Update Manager database and the Update Manager server run on different machines, move to the next step.

4

On the destination machine, create DSN to point to the Update Manager database.

For more information about how to create DSN, see Installing and Administering VMware vSphere Update Manager.

5

On the source machine, in the Start Menu, either in the Run Box or the Search box, type regedit and press Enter.

The Microsoft Registry Editor opens.

6

In the Microsoft Registry Editor and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Update Manager.

The Microsoft Registry Editor contains the configuration values for Update Manager that you need for the move of the Update Manager server and database to a new host machine.

7

On the destination machine, start the installing of the Update Manager server of the same version as the Update Manager server instance on the source machine.

a

On the vCenter Server Information page, perform the following:

In the vCenter IP Address/Name text box, enter the VCServer registry value from the source machine.

In the HTTP Port text box, enter the VCServerPort registry value from the source machine.

In the user name text box, enter the VCUserName registry value from the source machine.

Enter the vCenter Server password that you use as an administrator.

b

On the Database Options page, from the Data Source Name drop-down menu, select the DSN you created in step 4.

c

(Optional) On the Database Information page, enter user name and password for the database.

Note

The database password is required only if the DSN does not use Windows authentication.

A Database re-initialization warning dialog box opens.

d

On the Database re-initialization warning dialog box, select the option Do not overwrite, leave my existing database in place.

e

On the VMware vSphere Update Manager Port Settings page, perform the following:

From the drop-down menu, select the IP address or host name of your Update Manager instance.

In the SOAP Port text box, enter the SoapPort registry value from the source machine.

In the Web Port text box, enter the WebPort registry value from the source machine.

In the SSL Port text box, enter the WebSSLPort registry value from the source machine.

Depending on your source proxy settings, you have one of the following options:

If the source machine registry value UseProxy is 1, select the check box Yes, I have Internet connection and I want to configure proxy settings now, and enter the ProxyPassword, ProxyPort, ProxyServer, ProxyUserName registry values from the source machine.

If the source machine registry value UseProxy is 0, proceed to the next step.

f

On the Destination Folder page, enter the InstallPath and PatchStore registry values from the source machine if you want to use the same paths as on the source machine, or set different paths for the destination machine.

8

On the source machine, copy the data folder of Update Manager.

The default directory where Update Manager data is stored is C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Update Manager\Data. For a custom location of the Update Manager data folder, see the PatchStore registry value.

9

Required If you used a custom SslVerifyDownloadCertificate registry value on your Update Manager source machine, make the same customization on the destination machine.

10

If you modified the jetty-vum-ssl.xml or vci-integrity.xml files on the source machine, make the same modification on these files on the destination machine.

The default location of the jetty-vum-ssl.xml and vci-integrity.xml files is C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager\.

11

If you used custom certificates on the source machine, move them to the destination machine.

You can use VMware vSphere Update Manager Utility to set your new certificates. For more information about how to use VMware vSphere Update Manager Utility, see Reconfiguring VMware vSphere Update Manager documentation.

12

Uninstall Update Manager from the source machine.

For more information about uninstalling the Update Manager server, see Installing and Administering VMware vSphere Update Manager documentation.

You have installed an exact replica of your Update Manager environment on the new destination machine.

Start the migration process for vCenter Server to vCenter Server Appliance.