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VMware ESXi Cookbook by Aravind Sivaraman, Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen

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Preparing hosts for vMotion

vMotion allows you to migrate your running virtual machines between ESXi hosts without any downtime. Shared storage between ESXi hosts is one of the strong requirements for migrating the virtual machines with vMotion. With vSphere 5.1, vMotion allows you to migrate live virtual machines, including memory and storage between ESXi hosts, without any need of shared storage.

Getting ready

Connect to your VMware vCenter Server using the vSphere Web Client.

How to do it...

We'll demonstrate a step-by-step procedure to prepare hosts and virtual machines for vMotion, along with the detailed steps, by initiating vMotion of the virtual machine:

  1. ESXi hosts must be licensed for vMotion. The host must be licensed with vSphere Essential ...

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