Recently we have been rebuilding our vCenter to become a virtual machine. Rebuilding vCenter is easy but to take over all the roles, permissions and VM folders it could be a real pain. I found this little app on vmware flings called “inventorysnapshot”.This application will capture all details including roles, permissions and VM folders. It will then create a powershell script which you then run against the new vCenter. The script would populate all the folders, add the host from the old vCenter to the new vCenter. Move all the VM’s to the correct folder and assign all the permissions!!! How cool is that.
Be aware though, use it when you are doing a complete migration as it removes the host from the old vCenter and add to the new one so notify people before you do the move ^_^. Turn off DRS and HA from the old cluster as well in case
The software can be obtained from here: