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VMware vMotion Requirements – Part 2

VMware vMotion Requirements – Part 2


As we see a lot of vMotion and Storage vMotion related issues we continue our series about VMware vMotion requirements in this part. If you want to read about the vMotion Technology itself, check out this blog post: 

VMware vMotion, how it works – Part 1 Introduction


Since vMotion is intervening in an active virtual machine without that virtual machine’s knowledge, certain conditions must be fulfilled so that the process can run without problems or failures:

  • CPU compatibility
  • vMotion interface (minimum 1 Gb adapter)
  • shared central mass storage
  • same naming for virtual port groups
  • sufficient resources on the target host
  • at least one vSphere Essentials Plus license on the corresponding ESX host

The only point which can sometimes present significant problems is CPU compatibility. In many firms the server infrastructure developed organically and not every server is built on the same hardware components. It is easy to determine if a virtual machine can be migrated between two ESX servers because in the case of an incompatibility vCenter will issue a warning before the actual migration process begins.

Read the entire article here, VMware vMotion Requirements – Part 2

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