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move VM from one datastore to another datastore within the same esxi 5.5

Posted on 2014-02-06
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Dear All

           i was trying to move the one of the VM from one datastore to another datastore, and i received below problem (see screenshot) although i have followed below link, but it still failure, any idea ?


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Keith
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Question by:piaakit
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by:alexgreen312
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IN V-Center go to administration at the top, V-Center Server Settings, Timeout and increase it in there.

Chances are the server is under a heavy workload at the moment.
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by:Ahmed786
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You need to modify the maxSwitchoverSeconds option in the virtual machine configuration to a larger value, before changing this the VM should be power down.

You can modify as much as you want for example increase the value more then 300 and check.
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Check your Networking, especially your vMotion Interfaces, which you have tagged for vMotion.

Use Ping between the servers, to check the latency between pings.

vMotion/Storage vMotion

1. either works
2. or does not work.

there is no in between, so there is no danger to losing a VM.

Also check if the VM currently has any snapshots?

Also what storage is in use?
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by:piaakit
ID: 39839261
I have increased maxSwitchoverSeconds to 2000, but it still showing the same error, vmotion interface was not created on the esxi server, do I have to created vmotion interface if it is only one esxi server ? Move the vm between 2 datastore within the same server , and there are no snapshot for the vm
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You need a vMotion interface ON ALL ESXi servers, if you want them to take part in vMotion and/or Storage vMotion.

ah, so this is just a migration to the same server?
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by:piaakit
ID: 39843832
yes, they are in the same server, it has 2 datastores, just want to move from one datastore to another, vmotion interface need to created ?
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Not, for single server.

This is just a migration.

What is the VM role?

How active is the VM?

Can you try this out of core hours? (when it's quiet).
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by:piaakit
ID: 39843968
the VM is linux rhel server acting as a NAT Router, with two physical network interfaces,
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Does it always fail, if you try to migrate it?

Is it an active server?

what datastore are you using? RAID type number of disks?
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by:piaakit
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yes it is a active server, no raid is running on this server, its just a normal workstation on this , datastore is VMFS 5.60
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how many disks for the datastore.
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by:piaakit
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just 1 disk for the new datastore 2TB, the existing datastore has the vm hosted also is 2TB
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Yes, this is the issue, your single disk is too slow for vMotion or Live Migration.

Shutdown the VM, and then Migrate when the VM is OFF.
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by:compdigit44
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You really should get at least two hard drive for redundancy and SSD drives for higher IOPS if your workstation can handle it.
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by:piaakit
ID: 39844776
I can migrated after shutdown the vm, thanks a lots for answering my question !!
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No problems.
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