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My experiment with The New vCenter 6.7 U1 Convergence Tool

Last Week VMware announced vSphere 6.7 Update 1 , this release includes bunch of  new feature and fully support to HTML5 Client , more info in this link

today we will be talking about one of the new feature which is Convergence Tool that help you to converge from external deployment to embedded

i will show you my experiment to converge PSC from External to embedded

we will use simple setup 1 PSC configure as external and 1 vCenter with external  PSC

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Note : all environment must be running 6.7 U1

all below steps can be done form Windows , macOS and Linux

the converge process happen in two steps

  • first Convergence PSC to VCSA with embedded PSC
  • Second Decommissioning the PSC Node

before you will need to talk backup for your PSC and vCenter

let’s start with Convergence PSC to VCSA with embedded PSC

  • mount the ISO and browse it to path “VMware-VCSA-all-6.7.0-10244745\vcsa-converge-cli\templates\converge” where the “converge.json ” copy it and edit it i’m using Windows so to edit i use Microsoft webMatrix

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Note: Use ./vcsa-util converge – –template–help for additional help filling out the converge JSON template and you can leave password for any section Bland and you will be asked to fill during converge

  • after edit save it start the  vcsa utility where to find at this path “VMware-VCSA-all-6.7.0-10244745\vcsa-converge-cli\win32” open cmd and browse to this path
  • verfiy the Converge.json template at first with below command
 .\vcsa-util.exe converge --verify-template-only c:\VCSA-Converge\converge.json 

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  • then start the Convergence precess using below command
 .\vcsa-util.exe converge --backup-taken --no-ssl-certificate-verfication --verbose c:\VCSA-Converge\converge.json 

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and now we successfully Converge the PSC to VCSA with Embedded PSC

So we ready to move to next step Decommissioning the PSC Node

  • browse it to path “VMware-VCSA-all-6.7.0-10244745\vcsa-converge-cli\templates\decommission” where the “decommission_psc.json ” copy it and edit then save

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  • Start the  vcsa utility where to find at this path “VMware-VCSA-all-6.7.0-10244745\vcsa-converge-cli\win32” open cmd and browse to this path
  • verfiy the decommission_psc.json template at first with below command
 .\vcsa-util.exe decommission --verify-template-only c:\VCSA-Converge\decommission_psc.json 
  • then start the Decommission precess using below command
 .\vcsa-util.exe decommission --no-ssl-certificate-verification --verbose  c:\VCSA-Converge\decommission_psc.json 

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Decommission process completed successfully  and the PSC powered-off

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and we are done we have our VCSA with Embedded PSC 🙂

for more details about Converge tool refer to emad younis post vCenter Server 6.7 Update 1 Convergence Tool

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