vCenter server to vCenter Virtual Appliance convertor – VCS to VCVA convertor

vcs-migration-appliance-smallSince Vmware vSphere 6 is released the vCenter Virtual appliance (VCVA) has the same specifications as the Vmware vCenter installed on windows (VCS). So you can install the VC virtual appliance without to worry about limitations and also one windows server license less to buy. Downside is that there is nog migration path from VCS to VCVA, so before you upgrade to vSphere 6  you can first migrate to a VCVA 5.5 and the upgrade your virtual appliance to vSphere 6.  there is a cool tool do this from Vmware fling websitevcs-to-vcsa-converter-appliance-diagram

“The VCS to VCVA Converter Appliance is the winning idea from the 2013 Fling Contest. It allows customers to migrate from Windows vCenter Server with an External Microsoft SQL Server Database to the vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded vPostgres database. The Fling migrates the vCenter database, roles, permissions, privileges, certificates and inventory service. The target appliance will run at the same IP address as the source vCenter.”

Check out the requirements first because vSphere with integrated database is not supported and you will need to install the same version for VCVA as the VCS. On the site is also a video install instruction to follow and prepare yourself

good luck if your trying it.


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3 comments on “vCenter server to vCenter Virtual Appliance convertor – VCS to VCVA convertor
  1. Hi,

    Thanks for post!

    I’ve downloaded the file VMware-Migration_fling-0.9-ODP.tar.gz but i can’t import on esxi… can you help me?

    I tried to extract the archive but i can’t find the .ovf, so i renamed the extension in .ovf and .ova but the import failed.


    • no this is not the ovf file. you need to login and below the version you should see the download link. but i been reading that the link is broken since 05/22/2016. i stil have a version ill put it on my website under downloads. ill post the link later on my website

  2. latest version i downloaded in 02/2016 is life. check flink website for recent versions when available

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