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Comment thread started by Adam C. on App Volumes Migration Utility

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May 28, 2021

Hi,

I've followed the instructions pdf, but my migrated stacks are not showing up in inventory.

I've also tried the inventory import.

In the instructions it says in the App Volumes console to go to Configuration --> Storage and upload templates. This doesn't seem to do anything as it only lists the contents of the templates folder. Am I supposed to upload my migrated stacks to the templates folder and then import?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Adam

May 28, 2021

I'm submitting a ticket to VMware as this appears to be an App Volumes console issue.

Jul 12, 2021

Any update on this? I have the same issue.

Jul 13, 2021

I ended up working around the issue by:

1. In vSphere, upload the migrated appstack files to a folder in your datastore other than your packages folder

2. Move the files into the correct packages folder

3. In AppVolumes admin console, Inventory -> Applications -> Rescan

Using these steps worked for me every time.

I'm still not clear why the documentation says to use upload templates, as far as I can tell it isn't relevant to the AppStack migration process.

Jul 13, 2021

Great idea, but I re-read the documentation and it states the following, for anyone who has this issue:

Take the VMDK and JSON and place them in the server ppv\packages directory
THEN go to appvolumes Config>Storage>Upload Templates and you will see your package there. I like the method by Adam C. though.

Jul 13, 2021

I followed the documentation first. Upload the VMDK and JSON into the packages folder, then appvolumes Config>Storage>Upload Templates.

That method never worked for me. That was the reason for my original post.

The method I described above as a workaround to the issue worked every time.

Jul 13, 2021

Hello,

The method described in the doc should. It will be great if you can share the steps you are doing.

Thanks,
-Mani.

Jul 13, 2021

Hi Mani,

I described my process in an earlier comment today, but the steps I used are:

1. In vSphere, upload the migrated appstack VMDK and JSON files to a folder in your datastore other than your packages folder. For example, in my datastore the structure is 'appvolumes>packages', so I uploaded the files into 'appvolumes'

2. Move the files into the correct packages folder. In my case I moved the files from 'appvolumes' into 'appvolumes>packages'

3. In AppVolumes admin console, Inventory -> Applications -> Rescan

That's it.

I did not use Config>Storage>Upload Templates because that did nothing at all.

Regards,

Adam