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I have multiple buildings all connected with a private Fiber Network at gigabit speeds.  I have two vmware hosts and storage at one building and two wmware hosts and storage at another building.  Both buildings are on different subnets 192.168.0.0 and 192.168.1.0.  Both sites have communication with sonicwall firewalls/routers.  All storage is accessable to all hosts.  How do I migrate a vm from building A to Building B while still maintaining the same static ip address?
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Are all hosts managed by vCenter?  They are all managed by the same vCenter

The static IP address of the VM, is that going to work at Building B?  That is my question.  At this point NO it will not work.  The Subnet at Building A is 192.168.0.x and at Building B 192.168.1.x  Without the change I am looking for the IP will not work in another building and that is my problem.  How do I get that to work?

Do you mean migrate to a host or host and storage?  Migrate a vm from a host at Building A to a host at Building B

vMotion or Storage vMotion.  Both but that is not the issue.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1500 total points
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This is more a networking question rather than related to vmware migration.

You have the migration sorted as you can migrate the VM from Host at Building A to Host at Building B, or change storage, with vMotion and Storage vMotion.

If this VM is on the same subnet as the host, yes it will work because you already have network route from vCenter Building A Network to Building B Network.

If the VM is on another network you will need to extend this network to Building B, and connect this network to hosts at Building B, Create new Virtual Machine Portgroup, vSwitch, add new NiC etc
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