ESXi Datastore Mirror


I need to have info on following query ASAP:

1. Can Mirror the Datastore to another Datastore in same Cluster, If Yes need to shutdown running VM or Can Mirror while VM running?

2. Can Storage VMotion without shutdown VM?

3. How to Move VM without shutdown from One Datastore to another in same Cluster?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
1. You can mirror a datastore using SAN based technologies, e.g. Snapshot and Flex Clone on NetApp Filers. LUNS can be snapshotted and mirrored whilst the VM is running, this can then be presented back to hosts in the cluster.

2. Storage vMotion is the process of moving the VM process and virtual disks between hosts and datastores, so yes Stoarge vMotion can be done whilst the VM is running.

3. Storage vMotion.

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