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  1. karnash
    July 20th, 2010  (Quote) at 03:10  (Quote) | #1

    Hi,
    this is just a normal install…can I ask you for some guidance ??

    I have vcenter 4.0 update 1 with 3 hosts in cluster & HA installed on windows 2003 32bit server.

    I have to upgrade to vcenter 4.1

    I have moved all vm’s from one host to remaining other two.

    I have installed ESXi 4.1 build 260247 on one host.

    Then created a vm – windows 2008 R2 64bit – installed vcenter 4.1 & vpshere client build 258902.

    I ran the agent pre-upgrade check on the existing vcenter.

    Also ran backup.bat under datamigration on the existing vcenter.

    I copied the vcenter 4.1 installation files and datamigration folder to new server.

    I have different host name and different IP address for this new vcenter.

    I can login to the vcenter on new host but obviously it is empty.

    Now…I need some guidance here.

    I do not know if I need to migrate the existing db to new server ??

    if yes — how — what are the steps as I do not have SQL Server Management Studio on win 2003 vcenter server.

    if no — do I just run the install.bat on the new vcenter server ????

    I know I will have to update the configuration files manually as the host name and IP address are different.

    which specific files are these ????

    Can you please guide me.

    Many thanks

  2. July 20th, 2010  (Quote) at 10:23  (Quote) | #2

    Hi, did you read this kb article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1021635

    It will answer a lot of your questions.

  3. sb
    October 12th, 2010  (Quote) at 10:56  (Quote) | #3

    Hi,

    You haven’t experienced any problem when simply installing VC4.1 on your 2008R2 ?

    I’m trying to do that since yesterday, but I always get errors about missing Redistributable Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 when launching the installer.

    So I enabled the .NET functionalities, same errors
    I also added “Applications Server” role, still the same.

    I installed vcredist.exe 2005, and I got rid of the error about this version.
    So I installed vcredist 2008,2008SP1 in both x86 and but the error about 2008 is still there.

    But what exactly is “Redistributable Visual Studio 2008” ? VC++ runtimes or something else ?

    The OS is up to date.

    Any idea ?

    Regards

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