Best way to move guests from one host to another - no vcenter / shared storage
Posted on 2013-01-29
Here's the situation -
We are upgrading our 4.1 hosts to 5.0 so we can join them to our vcenter server, as we are in the process of getting a SAN, so we can take advantage of vmotion, and other vcenter server features.
The upgrade process on one of our hosts from 4.1 to 5 is not working. We're getting a PSOD with a LINT1 error when we try to boot from the 5.0 flash drive. It's running fine on 4.1.
I'm trying to get all the guest VMs off that host and onto another host, but because we don't have vcenter, we can't storage vmotion anything.
What's the best/easiest/quickest way to get guests off that host? We've been shutting them down and exporting OVF template, but it's taking forever. Anything I'm missing?