vSphere 6.7 ICM – Topic 7.8 – Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations

Storage vMotion helps you to migrate a virtual machine and its disk files from one datastore to another while the virtual machine is running.

vMotion helps you to migrate a virtual machine from one ESXi host to another ESXi host while virtual machine is running.

Continuing to the learning of vSphere 6.7 – Install, Configure, and Manage modules, we are going to cover below points in this blog.

Point to Cover: –

  1. Perform Storage vMotion
  2. Perform vSphere vMotion

1. Perform Storage vMotion

Migrating virtual machine from one data store to another data store is known as storage vMotion  while your machine is running.

Step to perform Storage vMotion:

  • To perform storage vMotion go to inventory in your virtual center and select virtual machine.

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  • Right click on virtual machine and click on migrate.

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  • You will get three option in this window. Select change storage only to perform Storage vMotion.

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  • Select the datastore where you want to move for virtual machines disk files.

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  • Verify it again and click finish.

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  • Monitor task in recent task pane and wait to get  it complete.

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  • Another way to monitor virtual machine is from monitor tab. Go to to monitor tab and select task under task and events.

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  • Once task is complete verify the datastore in summary tab.

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2. Perform vSphere vMotion

Migrating virtual machine from one data store to another data store is known as storage vMotion  while your machine is running.

Step to perform vMotion:

 

That’s all from this topic. Refer to next topics to explore more.

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