vMotion VM between vSphere clusters

vMotion VM between vSphere clusters

Some days ago I had a discussion with one of my colleagues about migrate VMs between vSphere clusters. I was trying to persuade him that it is possible and I did that operation times, unfortunately unsuccessfully. I decided to write the article to resolve all doubts.

vMotion VM between vSphere clusters - vSphere 4.X and vSphere 5.X

Yes, you can migrate VMs between vSphere clusters vSphere clusters must be managed by single vCenter server

vSphere clusters must be within single DataCenter object in vCenter server Pre vSphere 5.1 - clusters must have access to the same datastore vMotion network is stretched between clusters Processors must be from the same vendor (Inter or AMD) and family (model) on both clusters or both clusters have common EVC baseline applied. / strong> Virtual Machine hardware version is supported by hypervisor - very useful during migration to new hardware or new version of vSphere platform If you have vDS implemented, make sure dvportgroup is span across both clusters
Use case # 1 - vMotion between two vSphere 4.1 clusters
  • Both CL01 and CL02 clusters are managed by single instance if vCenter server and under single DataCenter object in vCenter
  • All ESXi hosts from CL01 and CL02 clusters are connected to single datastore completed successfully
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  • After vMotion Ubuntu01 VM running on CL01 cluster.

Use case # 2 - vMotion between vSphere 4.1 and vSphere 5.1 clusters

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Use case used for migration to new hardware or software version (eg from vSphere 4.1 to vSphere 5.1)

  • vCenter has two clusters CL01 - vSPhere 5.1 and CL02 - vSphere 4.1
  • Both VMs were vMotion'ed on CL01 - vSphere 5.1 - without outage
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  • Adam Floyd