Bulk VM Migration using new Cross vCenter vMotion Utility Fling
Another great article from William Lam about bulk VM migration. You can find the complete article here, there is also a demo video available.
We are pleased to share William’s article once more, great job William! Keep it going!
Over the last few years, I have spoken to a number of customers who have greatly benefited from the ability to live migrate Virtual Machines across different vCenter Servers that are NOT part of the same vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO) Domain, which I had first shared back in 2015 here and here. This extended capability of the Cross vCenter vMotion feature enabled customers to solve new use cases that were challenging, especially for scenarios such as Datacenter migration, consolidation or even migrating existing workloads from their current environment into new SDDC deployments such as VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) as an example.
Although customers could initiate Cross vCenter vMotions using the vSphere API which included PowerCLI (Move-VM cmdlet was enhanced in 6.5, more details here), the overall experience was still not as friendly. This was especially true for customers who may only have a small number of VMs to migrate and prefer a UI-based interface rather than an API/CLI only option. In addition, for large number of VM migrations, there was not an easy way to perform “batch” VM migrations that was easily consumable for folks who may not have a strong background in Automation or the vSphere APIs.
Read the entire article here, Bulk VM Migration using new Cross vCenter vMotion Utility Fling
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