Moving VMs from one Datastore to another

What is the easiest and best way to move  contents from one datastore to another in vSphere 5.5
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
cgeorgeisaacAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the prompt reply.

However, I wanted to point out that there are about 10 different machines  including VMs, ISOs, Templates, etc. in this datastore.  
Is there  any way I can do a Storage vMotion (yes I have license)  for ALL the  machines/VMs at once?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You will have to migrate each one at a time! (VMs).

Templates will need to be converted to VMs, and ISOs moved manually.
Depending on your esxi version you can migrate datastore with storage vmotion. If the computers are shut down, you can also copy and paste the vm files to the new datastore. You have to remove them from inventory then re-add once they are in the new datastore.

They all could be migrated at same time, I am not sure how many you can do at the same time tho I have done them in batches of 4, (I believe it does 4 at a time then queues up the rest.

For the Templates

Convert templates to VMs
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Migrate to new Datastore
Convert back to templates.

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