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Hi,
I've got only two hosts, vCenter deployed as a VM, will I be able to move a VM from one host to another using VM vMotion?
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Yes, using a new feature of vSphere 5.1, called Shared Noting vMotion.

vMotion without shared storage requirement, which some refer to as shared nothing vMotion. or Enhanced vMotion!

The ability to vMotion without shared storage.

see here

http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2012/09/vmotion-without-shared-storage-requirement-does-it-have-a-name.html

see here also
http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/2118-Enhanced-vMotion-with-vSphere-5.1.html
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Hi hanccocka,

Is this possible with vSphere 5.0 also?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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Sorry, No, it's a new feature of VMware vSphere 5.1.

Introduced in VMware vSphere 5.1.

With the release of version 5.1, VMware introduced some extra functionality to the vMotion platform. One of these enhancements enables vMotion to run in environments without shared storage.

However See my EE Article with step by step Tutororial instructions and Screenshots!

HOW TO: "Live Migrate" VMware Virtual Machines between ESX/ESXi hosts and/or datastores for FREE without licenses for vMotion or Storage vMotion
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