Category: vMotion

Disable vMotion for a single VM

This question pops up regularly on the VMTN forums and reddit. It’s a viable question but the admins who request this feature usually don’t want Maintenance mode to break or any other feature that helps them to manage large scale environments. When you drill down, you discover that they only...

vSphere 5.1 update 1 release fixes Storage vMotion rename "bug"

vSphere 5.1 update 1 is released today which contains several updates and bug fixes for both ESXi and vCenter Server 5.1. This release contains the return of the much requested functionality of renaming VM files by using Storage vMotion. Renaming a virtual machine within vCenter did not automatically rename the...

vMotion over layer 3?

This question regularly pops up on twitter and the community forums. And yes it works but VMware does not support vMotion interfaces in different subnets. The reason is that this can break functionality in higher-level features that rely on vMotion to work. If you think Routed vMotion (vMotion interfaces in...