The Boundaries of vMotion

The Boundaries of vMotion

When Migrating a VM manually or automatically through vMotion, I thought the Boundary is  the Cluster that the VM is in. I mean it can be migrated between ESX hosts in the Specific Cluster, but not to ESX hosts outside the Cluster that the VM is in.


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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
you can vMotion between vCenter Servers now, with latest versions, so not just between hosts in clusters.

requirements

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/com.vmware.vsphere.vcenterhost.doc/GUID-DAD0C40A-7F66-44CF-B6E8-43A0153ABE81.html
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
If you have just one Vcenter Server, will you be able to Migrate a VM from Cluster1 to Cluster2 ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, you can do that, a Cluster is just a resource pool! (which has hosts in it!)

the key is hardware must be the same for Live,e.g. CPU in Host.

vMotion checks the destination for compatibility in the wizard.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
This Capability of Migrating VM out of its Cluster to another cluster , is just from Vmware version 6 and later ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Been around a while, vCenter to vCenter is a later 6.x function.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Environement where I am they still have 5.5.  so is the Migration boundary is the Cluster ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You should be able to do it.... he's an article (historic) which states and supports this!

note the date, SIX (6) years ago!

here you go...

http://vmwaremine.com/2012/10/21/vmotion-vm-between-vsphere-clusters/#sthash.aC6OHrTv.dpbs
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Reading that Link, If I am not wrong  the boundary is the Data Center ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Correct in older versions
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
EE issue now.
I do not see the button to assign points.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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