Moving a virtual machines files to a different shared storage...
Posted on 2011-02-16
We've recently added some more storage to our storage array. I have been migrating the vm's to this new storage because the 2 smaller LUN's are going to be reconfigured into one big one so this is why I'm migrating the vm's to the new larger storage array. I have successfully moved all but 3 vm's. The 3 I have left are the exchange server and 2 sql database servers. My question is:
Is it possible to migrate these servers to new storage only (not new host) while they are on, like I did to all the other servers without anything bad going wrong? Because I know that taking snapshots of exchange/database servers is not recommended but wasn't sure if vMotion acts the same way. I'm just curious about the changes that are happening to our exchange server for instance with mail coming in and how vMotion handles it while moving it to the new storage.
Thanks a lot,