Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

vSphere environment migrate VMs

Posted on 2014-11-12
6
Medium Priority
?
242 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-13
Hello,

I have an environment with one datacenter, two clusters(one old and one new).
The old has one dvswitch and the new has one, config differs because old dvswitch uses LACP and new does not(10Gb).

I have therefore configured a new dvswitch with portgroups for the new cluster. Both clusters have presented the same volumes and share datastore clusters.

What would be the best solution to migrate VM's, as you can't migrate a live VM because it's bound to the old portgroup. The migrate virtual machine networking is not applicable either because I need to migrate both the VM and the networking for the VM.
0
Comment
Question by:synackrst
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 124

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
ID: 40436918
Create a temporary Standard vSwitch with identical labels, e.g. VM Network, you'll then be able to Migrate.

When the VM is on the final host, switch the networking to a dvswitch portgroup you require,
0
 

Author Comment

by:synackrst
ID: 40437024
Hi Andrew,

When you say migrate, are you referering to migrate virtual machine networking or vMotion? I tried creating a standard switch on one of the new hosts, but I'm receiving a red error stating that Network adapter 1 uses distributed virtual switch with uuid "xx xx xx" which is not accessible.
0
 
LVL 124
ID: 40437033
There is NO requirement to use any physical nics, for the move! (vMotion).

Clearly it will mean downtime for the VM, for a few minutes.
0
Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

 

Author Comment

by:synackrst
ID: 40439401
I created a portgroup on source host, reconfigured the VM to use that one, ran vMotion and then connected the VM to the correct portgroup on the destination cluster and dvSwitch.
0
 
LVL 124
ID: 40439448
Excellent, all done and migrate ?
0
 

Author Comment

by:synackrst
ID: 40439472
Yes, that worked very well. I was hoping to not have to configure the VM(disconnect networking) before the vMotion process, but I don't think this will cause too much down time anyway.

I am not discontinuing the old cluster, just moving some of the VM's to the new infrastructure. Already seeing great benefits of multi-nic vMotion on 10G.

Thanks for the help.
0

Featured Post

Prepare for your VMware VCP6-DCV exam.

Josh Coen and Jason Langer have prepared the latest edition of VCP study guide. Both authors have been working in the IT field for more than a decade, and both hold VMware certifications. This 163-page guide covers all 10 of the exam blueprint sections.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Veeam Backup & Replication has added a new integration – Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.  In this blog, we will discuss how you can benefit from Office 365 email backup with the Veeam’s new product and try to shed some light on the needs and …
When rebooting a vCenters 6.0 and try to connect using vSphere Client we get this issue "Invalid URL: The hostname could not parsed." When we get this error we need to do some changes in the vCenter advanced settings to fix the issue.
Teach the user how to join ESXi hosts to Active Directory domains Open vSphere Client: Join ESXi host to AD domain: Verify ESXi computer account in AD: Configure permissions for domain user in ESXi: Test domain user login to ESXi host:
This video shows you how easy it is to boot from ISO images for virtual machines with the ISO images stored on a local datastore on the ESXi host.

824 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question