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Whats is difference between VMotion and Storage Vmotion?

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Whats is difference between VMotion and Storage Vmotion? Which one require to shutdown VM first?
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Which one require to shutdown VM first?
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Vmotion does not require a computer to be shut down.  a migration requires them to be shut down.  and migrations come in the same flavors as vmotion (storage, compute and full)

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NONE OF THEM REQUIRE YOU TO SHUTDOWN THE VM!

That's the point of the technology, THE LIVE MIGRATION OF THE VIRTUAL MACHINE!!!!!

LIVE = POWERED ON! WITH NO DOWNTIME!

vMotion - COMPUTE.

Storage vMotion - STORAGE

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If I keep storage (SAN) but change host like for example from HP servers to Dell then I think just Vmotion need right? Is there any VM shutdown to change the compute?
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