After migration is finished, you can check reports, perform various post-migration tasks, and consider recreating data that was not migrated.

Some data is not migrated. You can recreate data in the target vCloud Automation Center system after migration is finished. See Understanding What Data is Migrated.


If you encounter problems after migration, or migration did not finish successfully, you can shut down the target vCloud Automation Center system and restart the source vCloud Automation Center 5.2 system.

Consider redirecting users to the target vCloud Automation Center when they attempt to access the source system. For information about creating a redirect, see Configure the Web Server to Redirect Requests to an Exact Destination in the Microsoft Windows Server product documentation.

Perform these tasks after migration is finished to complete the migration process.

Post-migration Tasks


Related Information

Review the pre-migration and migration report and logs.

See Using the Pre-Migration Report and Logs and Using the Migration Report and Logs.

Restart vCloud Automation Center services.

See Restart vCloud Automation Center 6.1 IaaS Services.

If necessary, license the vCloud Automation Center database.

If you did not add a license in the IaaS Administration licensing user interface when you installed vCloud Automation Center, you must add the license now.

For information about licensing, click Product Licensing on the vCloud Automation Center product documentation page and search on vCloud Suite licensing. Some licensing requirements have changed.

Verify that tenant and IaaS administrator accounts were correctly migrated.

After starting IaaS services,log in as administrator@vsphere.local and verify that the tenant administrators and IaaS administrators were migrated.

Recreate needed guest agent and ISO data.

See Recreating ISOs and Templates That Contain a Guest Agent.

Run data collection before you use vCloud Automation Center.

Recreate approval policies if you have not already done so.

See Recreating Approval Policies.

Open the migrated entitlements forms and apply any recreated approval policies.

See information about entitling users to services in Tenant Administration.

Verify the Clone From field on each clone blueprint.

Open each migrated clone blueprint and verify that the Clone From field is populated. If the Clone From field is not populated, add the correct clone template name to the blueprint.

Recreate email notification capabilities.

See Recreating Email Notifications.

Upgrade endpoints as required.

For a list of supported endpoints, see the vCloud Automation Center Support Matrix in vCloud Automation Center documentation.


If you upgrade endpoints after migration is finished, you may need to adjust endpoint settings. For example, if you upgrade vCenter Orchestrator after migration, you may need to change the vCloud Automation Center 5.2-based vCenter Orchestrator endpoint priority, for example to 2, and configure the new version of vCenter Orchestrator with the new user names.

Update necessary customized configuration files if you have not already done so.

See Updating Customized Configuration Files.

Recreate or reapply deployment customizations.

If you received customization packages from VMware or from a third party, and you still want to use the customizations after migration, check with the contact who authored the customizations and request updated vCloud Automation Center customizations.

Recreate necessary branding graphic files and catalog icons, such as blueprint icons.

The screen resolution differs between the source and target versions. The 5.2 images are pixilated in the target system. The recommended image resolution is 100 x 100. The file type should be PNG. See information about configuring branding for the vCloud Automation Center console in System Administration.

Add a transport zone value to the migrated vCloud Networking and Security reservations that are associated to multi-machine blueprints.

See information about specifying network information for a multi-machine blueprint in IaaS Integration for Multi-Machine Services.

If you used an app_offline.html file before migration, keep the app_offline.html file and update its display content.

See Disabling Access to the Source System.

Turn on Storage DRS in all datastore clusters that use Storage DRS.

See information about enabling and disabling Storage DRS in the vSphere Client in ESXi and vCenter Server 5.5 or later documentation.

Perform sample tests to confirm business groups memberships.

Perform sample tests to provision blueprints in a sample of groups and reservations.

Perform sample tests to run endpoint and compute resource data collection.

Delete snapshots when you no longer need them.

See information about deleting snapshots in ESXi and vCenter Server 5.5 or later documentation.