How to perform vMotion migration?

Purpose: How to perform vMotion migration?

 

Answer:

Go to VM -> right click on VM and select Migrate VM. This will prompt you a window:-

  1. 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).

  1. 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.
  2. vMotion Priority: O High priority.

O Standard priority.

Here we select High priority to make sure that this migration is performed with high priority.

  1. Ready to complete.

 

Note:

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