This is using VMWare ESXi 4.1host. There are few VMs created in this host, and all VMs are in production. Now, my management wants us to move one VM to a newly-deployed also ESXi 4.1 host on the remote site. The VM that going to move is 46GB, and further check on the ESXi Host console, we found that the whole VM folder is total up more than 100GB. Does this means snapshots? All the network infra are new with gigabit switch, just wonder how much time we need for the downtime to migrate this VM to the new host? Shall we purge the snapshot and down the VM for migrating? Will doing this make the migration faster?
Thanks in advance.