Virtual Machine Migration Error

 I have vCenter where I manage two hosts.
 I was trying to migrate the VM "XP2" from one host to another host, but when I select the destination host (, I get this error. But XP.vmx is clearly there in XP2 folder.

 What do I need to do?

Thanks.Migrate ErrorXP2 Folder in Datastore
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Are these local datastores ?

no shared storage ?

for vMotion (standard), you need to use Shared Storage to migrate between VMs, otherwise use the Web Client and use Shared Nothing Migration! (whicha can only be done using the Web Client, not the vSphere Client)

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sgleeAuthor Commented:
There is no vMotion available as I have vSphere Essentials license.
Yes they are local datastores. no shared storage and there are a plenty of free disk space on the destination host (
Source Host DatastoreDestination Host Datastore.png
Well if you don't have shared storage you cannot move vms/folders/files between host. Copy the vm's folder & contents to your local PC then re-uploaded to the 2nd host's local storage.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
sgleeAuthor Commented:
Move Option in VSphere Web ClientI logged into VSphere Web Client and chose "Move To" and it worked fine.
I used to be able to migrate between hosts in the past ... I thought.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Shared Nothing vMotion, is a Web Client feature only!
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