Procedure to update inventory/services after having changed vcenter server


#1

We have to transfer ours ESXi from a vmware vcenter to another: once this is done what must we do in manageiq to update inventory? What happens to services creates with first vcenter?


#2

When we tested migrating VMs between vCenters under CloudForms 3.2 we saw that if the VM has the VMware note

MIQ GUID=<the vm's guid in the cfme database>

then it was recognized as the same VM. Otherwise it showed as a new VM and lost its tags, attributes, and associations with services.

That ID is added when a machine is provisioned, but we had a majority of VMs that were built prior to us using CloudForms. For those we created a couple of automate methods that added that note to any that were missing it.