How Do I migrate vmware servers between sites that are on two IP subnets that are routed
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?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)
The static IP address of the VM, is that going to work at Building B?
Do you mean migrate to a host or host and storage?
vMotion or Storage vMotion.
or I would recommend and use VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0
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HOW TO: Improve the transfer rate of a Physical to Virtual (P2V), Virtual to Virtual Conversion (V2V) using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0
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