Purpose: How to perform vMotion migration?
Go to VM -> right click on VM and select Migrate VM. This will prompt you a window:-
- Select Migration Type: O Change Host .
O Change Datastore.
O Change Both Host and Datastore.
(But for this change both Datastore and Host , VM must be powered off)
Here we select change host option as this is host migration only and not a storage migration (svMotion).
- Destination: You will have to select the host that is having shared storage to move the VM. You need to check whether the Compatibility Validation: Succeeded, if the compatibility isn’t validated successfully then this will cause an error and we should not perform that vMotion to that host because it may have compatibility issues.
- vMotion Priority: O High priority.
O Standard priority.
Here we select High priority to make sure that this migration is performed with high priority.
- Ready to complete.
In the earlier versions of vSphere 5.x it is not allowed to use multiple NICs concurrently and only use a single NIC to decrease the amount of time taken to migrate a VM using vMotion but now in the versions of vSphere 5.x and above allows to use multi NIC for vMotion .
The number of Nics supported for vMotion are as given below:
1GBE (Gigabyte Ethernet)-> 16 NICs supported
16GBE (Gigabyte Ethernet)-> 4 NICs supported