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Vmware - can I use vmotion over fibre?

Hi All,

This maybe a really stupid question. Can I use vmotion across fibre?
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Matt
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jhyieslaCommented:
Sure.  We've used both spinning disks and SSD SANS and vMotion work fine. If ESX or ESXi can use it vMotion should work.
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jhyieslaCommented:
Sorry should have specified that we've used those disks with a Fiber connection to the SAN and to the hosts and vMotion works fine in a fiber environment.
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MattAuthor Commented:
Hi All,

This maybe a really stupid question. I only ever used ISCSI to configuring vmware networking. I have now installed fibre cards into all hosts which have now been connected to a new SAN. One of the hosts I have  disconnected the ISCSI ethernet connections so there is only the fibre and LAN network connected. When I try and vmotion a VM Currently on the new fibre connected SAN I get the message:

"vmotion is not enabled on this host or virtual machine"

If i  unticked vmotion from the original ISCSI vmkernel port how do I tell it to use fibre?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
vMotion is performed via the VMKernel Portgroup, which is over Ethernet.

You must enable vMotion on a VMKernel Portgroup.
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MattAuthor Commented:
So it cannot configured over fibre?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No. vMotion is performed via the VMKernel Portgroup, which is over Ethernet.
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jhyieslaCommented:
Sorry.. Andrew is right for vMotion of the VM itself, but you can use fiber connected datastores to host your VM data and storage vMotion will work in that environment.
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