If the target VMs are installed on a system that is not connected to the Internet, you must revoke licenses before using this procedure. See Revoking a License for Sites without Internet Access.
- Open a VMware vSphere PowerCLI shell version 5.5 or later.
- Type the following command from the PowerCLI prompt to connect to the vCenter that manages the ESXi hosts that are running the Teradata Database VMs: connect-VIServer -server vCenter.server.name
- Navigate to the directory containing the Teradata Database on VMware deployment executable file (C:\mylocation\Teradata_Deployer\).
Power on the VMs by running tdc.deploy.exe followed by the poweron command:
.\tdc.deploy.exe -commonITproperties common.IT.properties.json -nodeITproperties node.IT.properties.json poweron
Run tdc.deploy.exe, using the properties files originally used to deploy the VMs:
.\tdc.deploy.exe -commonITproperties common.IT.properties.json -nodeITproperties node.IT.properties.json
- At the prompt, type removevms. The removevms task performs two tasks in sequence before removing the VMs: revoke_license and poweroff. By default, the revoke_license task requires Internet access. If the target system is not connected to the Internet, an error will appear unless you have followed the steps in Revoking a License for Sites without Internet Access.