Migrating VSC hosts

You must migrate Virtual Storage Console for VMware vSphere (VSC) hosts and backup jobs to SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere.

For SnapCenter 3.0 and later, you must migrate your VSC backups (which includes backup jobs, resource groups, and policies) to SnapCenter for data protection.

For VSC users:

There are two paths for migrating backup jobs from VSC to the Plug-in for VMware vSphere:

Workflow for migrating VSC hosts from the SnapCenter GUI



You can only migrate one host at a time although you can run several migration jobs concurrently. If your vCenter is in Linked Mode or Enhanced Linked Mode, you must migrate each host separately.
Attention: You must migrate all the hosts in Linked Mode or Enhanced Linked Mode before beginning SnapCenter data protection operations. With linked hosts, you cannot run a mix of the Plug-in for VMware vSphere and VSC.

The migration procedure installs the Plug-in for VMware vSphere and migrates VSC backup policies, backups, and backup jobs (called resource groups in SnapCenter) so they are available for use in the Plug-in for VMware vSphere GUI in vCenter.

Attention:
  • SnapCenter 3.0 and later cannot co-exist with VSC 6.2x and earlier versions on the same vCenter instance.
  • VSC Appliance 7.0 and later can coexist with SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere 3.0 and later on the same vCenter instance, however there is no dependency between the two. You can use VSC for storage management operations and the Plug-in for VMware vSphere for backup and restore operations.
  • Check the Interoperability Matrix Tool (IMT) for information about versions that are supported by VSC and the Plug-in for VMware vSphere. For example, vCenter 5.5U2+ is supported by VSC 6.2 but is not supported by SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere 3.0 or later.

    NetApp Interoperability Matrix Tool