How do I run ESX maintenance without Vmotion capabilities
Posted on 2009-04-04
I have 2 ESX servers with virtualised Virtual Center server. Recently, my 60 days trial for Vmotion expired. Prior to its expiry, I was performing the ESX updates for each ESX hosts by Vmotioning my VC server from one ESX hosts to another while performing the updates on the respective ESX hosts.
With Vmotion disabled, how do I perform updates on the ESX host that VC server is on? Because when you put the ESX host to maintenance mode, all VM has to be shutdown.
Any suggestions will be much appreciated.