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We have vCenter 6.0.  

1. What is the best way to find if  the  storage on VMs/Hosts is local or shared?  I do use RVTools too.
2. Is there a way to migrate storage contents from local to shared (to use the benefits of cluster).
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1. What is the best way to find if  the  storage on VMs/Hosts is local or shared?  I do use RVTools too.
You can use RVTools to list virtual machines and see where they are stored, but another manual way is just click on each local datastore and on virtual machine tab (assuming you're using vSphere Client) see if there is any virtual machine listed.

2. Is there a way to migrate storage contents from local to shared (to use the benefits of cluster).
You can use Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machines from local to shared datastore, just right click virtual machine, select Migrate and then select Change Datastore.
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1. What is the best way to find if  the  storage on VMs/Hosts is local or shared?  I do use RVTools too.

Check your Configuration > Storage Adaptors, are they SATA, RAID, iSCSI or Fibre Channel.

Your storage and datastores will be connected to one of them. Also is the same storage attached to multiple Hosts ?

2. Is there a way to migrate storage contents from local to shared (to use the benefits of cluster).

If you have a valid license which allows Storage vMotion to migrate VMs when powered up, or you can use the Migrate option with the VMs powered off. Just right click the VM - select Migrate, and follow the wizard, and select a different datastore, and be patient and wait.
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Appreciate both for your prompt  and excellent response.
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