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Move VM`s in Folder

Posted on 2012-03-20
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Hello Experts,
some VM`s i cannot move from one to other folder, others without any problems. i can`t find the issue. Perhaps you have any ideas ?!

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Question by:Elmar-H
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by:lucifer82
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Do you have any resource allocation set?

Any error messages when you try to move it?
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by:rhinoceros
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Moves a virtual machine to the location that is specified by the -Destination or the -Datastore parameters. The destination must be a folder, host, cluster, or a resource pool. Moving a virtual machine in a cluster is only possible if the virtual machine is in a resource pool in that cluster. If the virtual machine is outside the cluster, you need to specify a virtual machine host in that cluster as destination.

(VMotion for Powered on...)
When moving virtual machines that are powered on, "VMotion" is used. To specify a server different from the default one, use the -Server parameter.

Move-VM:
http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/PowerCLI/PowerCLI41/html/Move-VM.html


More info:
Moving or copying a virtual machine within a VMware environment
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1000936

Moving or copying virtual disks in a VMware environment
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=900
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by:Elmar-H
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No, nothing. I cant move the VM, theres no "hand" but a "circle with line"...
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by:lucifer82
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Hi Elmar,

Can you show us the view in "Hosts and Clusters" ?
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by:Elmar-H
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@rhinoceros: I know. But i dont want move Virtual Disks, Datastore or anything else. I only want move the VM from one Folder called "Produktiv" to folder called "Serverhousing"
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@lucifer82: Shure :)

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@rhinoceros Ok, sorry. Your link works and i can move the vm`s :-) but why only with CLI, not vphere Client?
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by:rhinoceros
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Elmar,

I have never used "resource pools", and I would like to run ("mv" move command) to change/move folder by SSH service.
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Thanks for help :-)
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