[TriLUG] Semi-OT: vmware vmotion
jason.s.evans at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 12:58:20 EST 2011
Matt: I meant 1 datastore per host, sorry for miss-wording that.
Ron: Thanks. I was trying to avoid having the shared storage
solution, but I guess that's not possible.
On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 12:53 PM, Ron Kelley <rkelleyrtp at gmail.com> wrote:
> For vMotion to work, you need the correct license (Enterprise I think) to enable vMotion *and* a shared storage solution (NFS, shared iSCSI, or SAN).
> If your two servers only have a locally attached datastore (on-board SATA/SAS drive), you will not be able to vMotion your VM. The best you can do is suspend your VM then move the files to the other data store.
> rkelleyrtp at gmail.com
> On Feb 22, 2011, at 12:42 PM, Jason Evans wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've got 2 servers both running esxi 4.1 each with 1 datastore. I'm
>> trying to get vmotion to work between the two servers with the VM
>> powered on without creating a go-between NFS share. In vshpere, I
>> have a datacenter (XYZ) created and under the datacenter, I have
>> cluster (ABC) created. In the cluster is host 1 and host 2. The VM
>> is running RHEL5 and the goal is to migrate it from host 1 to host 2
>> without shutting it down. All of the documentation that I've seen
>> says that an NFS share must be created or an external LUN must be
>> connected to for this to work. Is there another way of doing this?
>> Best Regards,
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