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Client Overview

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This section will walk you through accessing the vSphere Client and preparing for VM migration

vSphere Client Overview

In the vSphere Client you will have access to two pre-configured vCenter environments: 

  • vca-1.vmwtd.com: this is our on-prem vCenter that hosts the Dallas data center
  • vcenter.sddc-54-158-77-47.vmwarevmc.com: this is our VMC on AWS vCenter that hosts the SDDC-Datacenter

Locate Your Virtual Machine

Let us locate your virtual machine (VM) used for the migration. This VM currently resides in the on-prem Dallas data center.

 

The name of your VM is found in the Login Credentials menu in the top right corner. 

 

To locate your VM, expand the following: 

  • Dallas Data Center 
  • TD-Compute-2 Cluster
  • HCX-DEMO-Migrations Resource Pool 
  • Resource Pool with your username (For e.g. <your-username>_xxxx)

Click on the Virtual Machine that starts with the title of your username. A summary page will open with the details of your VM. If you are having trouble locating your VM in the next step, we will show you how to use the search bar to find it.

Use Search Bar to Locate VM

You can also use the search bar at the top to locate your Virtual Machine. 

  1. Click the copy icon next to the VM Name
  2. Paste it in the search bar by clicking on it, followed by pressing CTRL+v (Windows) or command + v (macOS) on your keyboard
  3. Select your VM (For e.g. <your-username>_xxxx)

A summary page will open with the details of your VM.

 

If you are using a Safari browser, the copy icon in the Login Credentials menu will not work. The VM Name will need to be typed.


Virtual Machine IP Information

Now let's locate the IP address of your virtual machine (VM) to start a continuous ping to the VM from your Horizon desktop. The ping is setup to ensure reachability to your target VM throughout the migration process.

 

From the Summary tab of the VM, you can find the IP address of your virtual machine. The IP address can also be found in the Login Credentials menu.  

 

Please note: The IP address in the image is different from the IP of your virtual machine.

Open Command Prompt

Click on the search windows on the taskbar. Type CMD and hit Enter (Windows) /return (macOS) to launch the command prompt.

Start Ping

Let's start a continuous ping to the VM from your Horizon desktop.

  • In the Login Credentials menu on the top right corner, click the copy icon next to VM IP
  • On the command prompt, type ping -t, followed by hitting the Spacebar on your keyboard
  • Paste the IP address next to it by pressing CTRL+v (Windows) or command + v (macOS) on your keyboard 
  • Hit enter to initiate a continuous ping to the workload. 

The ping is setup to ensure reachability to your target VM throughout the migration process. Minimize the command prompt while the ping continues.   

Please note: The IP address in the image is different from the IP of your virtual machine. If you are using a Safari browser, the copy icon in the Login Credentials menu will not work. The VM IP will need to be typed.

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