VMWare migrating to new server room?
Posted on 2011-03-21
Just wondering what the easiest way to migrate an ESX server with site services from one building to another with no downtime. (buildings connected by fiber)
We have two ESX servers in a cluster. I'm guessing I can vmotion VMs off of one ESX server, then physically carry it over to the new site and bring it up, then VMotion the others over? The VMs are 40gigs minimum. At what point would this not make sense and at what bandwidth? They will be connected via Fiber to 1gb switches, but the buildings are still a mile apart I think.