Use the data migration tool to start the vCenter Server installer and restore the vCenter Server configuration to the destination machine.

After you use the data migration tool to back up the configuration of a vCenter Server system with the bundled SQL Server Express database, you complete the migration to a new machine by using the data migration tool to install vCenter Server and restore the vCenter Server configuration on the destination machine.

After you use the data migration tool to back up the configuration of a vCenter Server system with a nonbundled database, you complete the migration to a new machine by using the data migration tool to install vCenter Server and restore the vCenter Server configuration on the destination machine.