VMware vMotion requirements
Here you will find out:
- what are vMotion requirements
- what requirements need for VM and host
- how DiskInternals can help you
Are you ready? Let's read!
Introduction into vMotion requirements
If you are performing a vMotion migration, you must be aware of the requirements for doing so. VM and host requirements must always be met. vMotion is used to distribute the load between VMs while using DPM(Distributed power management), as well as for equipment maintenance.
Checklist for VMs
These are the most basic of the requirements:
- If the VM operates with RDM, access to it must be provided for the ESXi host.
- The virtual machine must be connected exclusively to one ESXi host. Any other connections should be prevented.
- The VM should contain all the settings and disk files in the data store, accessible from both ESXi hosts.
- The VM should not have a connection to the internal standard switch and configured binding to the processor.
- The matching rule does not need to be configured.
- If EVC is used then CPU should be checked for compatibility.
Checklist for hosts
The host also has its own requirements and restrictions, which also must be followed:
- A VMkernel port and a Gigabit Ethernet network card are required.
- All data must be stored in shared storage.
- All port groups that the virtual machine is connected to must exist on both ESXi hosts and have the same name.
- The choice of processors should also be considered carefully; their compatibility is fundamental (that is, they should have the same manufacturer, type, and functions).
- You must have all the necessary licenses for the normal functioning of basic and extra functions.
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