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VMware vCloud Director Cookbook by Daniel Langenhan

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Importing from Lab Manager into vCloud

Lab Manager is not supported anymore, so it's high time to get your stuff from LM to vCD.

Getting ready

We need a Lab Manager environment as well as a vCloud environment.

We also need a way to transfer a lot of data across. As Lab Manager can only work on vSphere 4.1, and vCloud should be installed on vSphere 5.1, we are probably looking at a minimum of two vCenters but probably more like two environments. The best way to solve this is to either have a VMFS Version 3 formatted LUN attached to both environments or you can provide an NFS or iSCSI mount. Alternatively, you can export the VMs/vApps as OVFs and import them again.

How to do it...

The transfer of Lab Manager objects falls into several separate tasks. ...

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