Move a Virtual Machine between Clusters that use different storage and managed by different Vcenters
Posted on 2014-01-29
Hello All and thank you in advance.
I want to move a VM between an old cluster and a new that are using different shared storage and Vcenters and I'm trying to find the best solution.
1) Copy the files from one datastore to the other, seems that it's going to take time since I will have to download the VM files from the one Datastore to a client machine and then upload it to the other datastore.
2) Correct me if I'm wrong but if I configured the two Vcenters in linked mode I'm still not going to be able to use storage vmotion if the clusters are not using the same shared storage,
3) Disabled the old cluster and decommission the Vcenter (this cluster will be decommissioned either way as soon as I finish with the whole infrastructure upgrade). Now using the new vcenter I will create a new temporary cluster that will contain the old esxis and then I will use vmotion and storage vmotion to move the VM that I need to the new cluster hosts and datastore.
Please let me know your thoughts or other solutions.
Thank you very much for your help.