Solved

vmware

Posted on 2016-11-08
1
75 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-08
what is the difference between vmotion and vstorage motion

and in what purpose both is used.

also can some body give an example of esxi hosts, clusters, data store  having SAN , how they are all interconnected

I just want to technically know the architecture as I know the meaning of terms
0
Comment
Question by:pramod1
1 Comment
 
LVL 119

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 41878822
what is the difference between vmotion and vstorage motion

and in what purpose both is used.

also can some body give an example of esxi hosts, clusters, data store  having SAN , how they are all interconnected

I just want to technically know the architecture as I know the meaning of terms

vMotion is the LIVE Migration of a virtual machine between hosts (e.g. the VM World Process).

Storage vMotion is the LIVE Migration of a virtual machines virtual disks (e.g. storage), between Datastores.

The purpose of a vMotion or Storage vMotion is to allow you to LIVE MIGRATE e.g. move a virutal machine which is powered up in real time with no downtime or service interruption.

e.g. you need to restart or take down a host for planned maintenance, you can move ALL the VMs off to do this, before you shut it down.

ESXi hosts are connected to the same datastores, and for Clustering this would be a Shared Storage datastore, such as Fibre Channel, iSCSI SAN or NFS NAS.

ESXi hosts communicate via a network, and the same network can be used to connect to a SAN or NAS, or Fibre Channel Network to connect to a Fibre Channel SAN.
1

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
ESX 6.5 storage not recognized after tagging as SSD 18 82
vmware application discovery and mapping 2 39
Could you bit more specific in describtion 2 55
Cant access ESXI 4 50
HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5), Step by Step Tutorial with screenshots. From Download, Checking Media, to Completed Installation.
Veeam Backup & Replication has added a new integration – Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.  In this blog, we will discuss how you can benefit from Office 365 email backup with the Veeam’s new product and try to shed some light on the needs and …
This Micro Tutorial steps you through the configuration steps to configure your ESXi host Management Network settings and test the management network, ensure the host is recognized by the DNS Server, configure a new password, and the troubleshooting…
This Micro Tutorial walks you through using a remote console to access a server and install ESXi 5.1. This example is showing remote access and installation using a Dell server. The hypervisor is the very first component of your virtual infrastructu…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question