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How to move a virtual machine between datastores on UCS

HI,

How Can I move a virtual mahcine between datastores?

Thanks,

Randall

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How to move a virtual machine between datastores on UCS

Hi

Or if you are asking how you move it (but not necessarily migrate it while it's live):

Option 1 - Take a backup, build a new server from the appropriate OVA in the new datastore, and then restore the backup to the new VM

Option 2 - Shut it down, browse the datastore using vSphere client, and copy the VM and all the files to the new location.

Aaron

Aaron Please remember to rate helpful posts to identify useful responses, and mark 'Answered' if appropriate!
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How to move a virtual machine between datastores on UCS

Do you have vCenter.

Chris

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How to move a virtual machine between datastores on UCS

Hi,

I am using the vsphere client

randall

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How to move a virtual machine between datastores on UCS

What you're asking for requires vCenter, the feature is called Storage vMotion and you also need to have a shared storage to do so.

HTH

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HTH

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Super Bronze

How to move a virtual machine between datastores on UCS

Hi

Or if you are asking how you move it (but not necessarily migrate it while it's live):

Option 1 - Take a backup, build a new server from the appropriate OVA in the new datastore, and then restore the backup to the new VM

Option 2 - Shut it down, browse the datastore using vSphere client, and copy the VM and all the files to the new location.

Aaron

Aaron Please remember to rate helpful posts to identify useful responses, and mark 'Answered' if appropriate!
New Member

How to move a virtual machine between datastores on UCS

Thanks Aaron,

Option 2 worked, but I had to remove and add to inventory.

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