When does Storage Vmotion Happen

Posted on 2016-10-19
Last Modified: 2016-10-23
If I am not wrong Manual Storage Vmotion is moving VM from one datastore to another.
I wonder if there is automatic  Storage Vmotion, if there is , then in which scenario that the automatic SVmotion happens?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 450 total points
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If I am not wrong Manual Storage Vmotion is moving VM from one datastore to another.


I wonder if there is automatic  Storage Vmotion, if there is , then in which scenario that the automatic SVmotion happens?

Yes, the function is called Storage DRS (SDRS), the similar to DRS which moves VMs between hosts in a Host Cluster, but Storage DRS automatically moves VM (disks/storage) between datastores, in a Datastore Cluster.

and this is based on many metrics, latency, datastore space, and can be set to manual or automatic.

You can read more about Storage DRS here

Enabling and disabling Storage DRS (SDRS) in the vSphere Web Client (2032910)

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Raghav earned 50 total points
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Moving a VM is an informed decision.

If you need some automation added into it, then you have to consider DRS (Dynamic Resourse Scheduler) -

More info on DRS is here -

With DRS you can introduce Automation to this process.

Hope this helps.

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@Raghavendra Manavi The link and post you have posted is about DRS, we are discussing SDRS!

- Storage DRS - not DRS, there is a big difference. Moving VM Storage between Datastores , not the VM between hosts(DRS).
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my bad.

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@Raghavendra Manavi No problems, we are all here at EE to learn.

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