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VMWARE vcenter 5.5 cannot vmotion a guest after vmotion is setup

Posted on 2014-02-06
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I have set up a vmotion VMkernal but do not have the option to live migrate vmotion as seen here ?

help?!

thanks!!!!!!no option to live migrate a guest from one ESXI to another while changing the datastore also
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Are you licensed for vMotion?

Is vMotion enabled on the vSwitches on both ESXi servers?
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by:NAMEWITHELD12
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I am trying to move the host and the datastore at the same time , both hosts esx7 and esx8 have access to the both NFS volumes , I do have the option in the webclient to do this , however this is the error when I try vmotion fails when attempting to change the datastore and NFS volume at the same time
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by:Abhilash
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This issue occurs if jumbo frames (MTU : 9000) is enabled for the vMotion vmkernel port group, but is not enabled on the physical switch.

Check the KB for this issue
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2036890
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Can you confirm, if you can ping successfully between servers?
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by:NAMEWITHELD12
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yeah i can ping


must be the jumbo frames I am changing the VMK vMotion port group to MTU=1500
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by:Abhilash
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Yes. Change it and see if it works.
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What was the MTU set to, and does your physical switches support Jumbo Frames, because its recommended.
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by:NAMEWITHELD12
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awesome !

1. use webclient
2. test ping from one ESXi host to VMK on another ESXI
3. change the port group MTU on the VMKernal interface to 1500
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