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ESXi 6.0 -VM Migration Time from one host to another

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Hello to all!
I am having an installation of two physical hosts runnig two vms (One my Application and the other one vcenter server) and a nas connected
Both of the hosts are running Esxi 6.0

If i migrate a host manualy, the procedure takes 20 secs to compete and server operation is not affected (Not even a single ping is lost)
If  the host A, has a hardware failure (lets assume both power supplies fail), what is the needed time the vms to migrate to the other host?

License for Vmware is Vmware Essentials
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If  the host A, has a hardware failure (lets assume both power supplies fail), what is the needed time the vms to migrate to the other host?

They don't migrate, the Host A is dead, all VMs are dead and OFF.

if you have VMware HA licensed, and  VMware HA enabled and configured correctly the VMs will be restarted automatically on other available hosts, you can expect VMs to be available within 1-2 minutes.

e.g. it's not INSTANT, and not 20 seconds.
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Dear Andrew,

Thank you very much for your comment. Does Hyper-V suppot instant migration of the vm in case of hardware failure?
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no. VMs are not migrated in the hardware fails! Because the VM would also be down. They are restarted.

if you require such High Availability, then VMware FT (Fault Tolerance) will give you INSTANT FAILOVER.

On a Host failure, or VM failure, the lock-stepped VM would continue.
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