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Migrating existing VSC installation to the 7.0 version of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA

If you have only Virtual Storage Console (VSC) installed in your setup or if you have installed VSC with VASA Provider, then to upgrade to the 7.0 version of the virtual appliance, you must migrate your existing VSC setup to the 7.0 version of the virtual appliance for Virtual Storage Console (VSC), VASA Provider, and Storage Replication Adapter (SRA).

Before you begin

About this task

If you have installed VSC 6.2.1, VASA Provider 6.2, and SRA 4.0 in your deployment model, you must first migrate VSC and VASA Provider manually, and then perform an in-place upgrade of SRA. If you have VSC version earlier to 6.2.1, then you must first upgrade to VSC 6.2.1 and later upgrade to virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA.

Note: Migration is supported only from VSC 6.2.1 to the 7.0 version of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA.

Steps

  1. Unregister the existing installation of VSC from your vCenter Server Managed Object Browser (MOB) as well as from vCenter Server.
  2. Log in to your vCenter Server instance with administrator credentials.
  3. Click Home > Administration, and then click Roles.
  4. Delete any pre-configured VSC roles.
    VSC 6.2.1 supported features such as backup, recovery, migration, and cloning, and includes roles to support these features. The 7.0 version of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA does not support backup, recovery, migration, and cloning. When you upgrade your existing VSC setup to the 7.0 version of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA, the existing roles and privileges are available in the new deployment and might cause issues. It is a good practice to remove any stale VSC roles and privileges that are not supported by the 7.0 version of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA.

    Uninstall does not remove standard VSC roles

  5. Deploy the 7.0 version of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA.
  6. Manually gather the cluster details from your existing VSC 6.2.1 setup, using the Storage Systems page, and then add the clusters to the 7.0 version of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA .
  7. Note any changes that are made to the following metadata files in the VSC 6.2.1 setup: vscPreferences.xml, ehuSettings.xml, and kaminoPreferences.xml.
  8. If there is any change to the metadata files, then manually update the files of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA to add the collected metadata details by using the "diag" user credentials, and then restart the VSC service by using the maintenance console.
    1. Log in to the maintenance console.
    2. Enter 1 to access the Application Configuration menu.
    3. In the Application Configuration menu, enter 3 to stop the VSC service.
    4. Enter 2 to restart the VSC service.
    Note: You must restart the VSC service for the changes in the ehusettings.xml file to take effect.