Asked by: Ruperta Garzaran
asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th March, 2020

What are the requirements for vMotion?

vMotion Requirements
  • CPU compatibility.
  • vMotion interface (minimum 1 Gb adapter)
  • Shared storage.
  • Same naming for virtual port groups.
  • VMkernel port group with vMotion enabled.
  • Sufficient resources on the target host.
  • At least one vSphere Essentials Plus license on the Corresponding ESX host.

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Furthermore, what is VMWare vMotion and what are its requirements?

VMotion transfers the running architectural state of a virtual machine between underlying VMware ESX Server systems. VMotion compatibility requires that the processors of the target host be able to resume execution using the equivalent instructions that the processors of the source host were using when suspended.

Secondly, what are two requirements for vMotion without shared storage? Requirements and Limitations for vMotion Without Shared Storage

  • The hosts must be licensed for vMotion.
  • The hosts must be running ESXi 5.1 or later.
  • The hosts must meet the networking requirement for vMotion.
  • The virtual machines must be properly configured for vMotion.
  • Virtual machine disks must be in persistent mode or be raw device mappings (RDMs).

In this regard, why vMotion is required?

vMotion used to move running VMs of one ESXi server to another. Only CPU and Memory resources processing is actually moving from one to another host without any downtime and the disks will stay in the same datastore (not in Storage vMotion) where it is now.

How do I vMotion between Vcenters?

Once vCenter Servers are registered, Click on “Migrate” Option to start the vMotion VMs between vCenter Servers. Select the option “Relocate” to migrate the VM's between vCenter or Option “Clone” to clone VM from source vCenter to destination vCenter Server.

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