Back up and snapshot the vCloud Automation Center 6.1 IaaS server, virtual appliance, and identity appliance before you start the migration task.

Perform this task before migrating. For information about the required order of operations to be performed before you start migration, see Performing Manual Operations After Pre-Migration.

You should back up your target vCloud Automation Center IaaS system, vCloud Automation Center Appliance, and Identity Appliance before you start migration.

If the IaaS system is on one or more virtual machines, create a snapshot for each virtual machine. If the system is on a physical machine, create a backup. For details, see Tenant Administration in vCloud Automation Center documentation.

For details about backing up vCloud Automation Center, see System Administration in vCloud Automation Center product documentation.

For details about creating a snapshot of your machine, see Tenant Administration in vCloud Automation Center product documentation.

1

Log in to the host IaaS Windows machine for the vCloud Automation Center server as a user with full administrative access.

2

Use a remote desktop connection to log in to the vCloud Automation Center 6.1 IaaS systems shut them down.

3

Log in to the vCloud Automation Center Appliance and shut it down.

4

Log in to the Identity Appliance and shut it down.

5

Locate the machine to back up or snapshot.

6

Create the machine backup or machine snapshot.