How do I enable vMotion?

How do I enable vMotion?

Under the Hardware section, click Networking. Click Properties for the virtual switch where a VMkernel port has been configured. In the dialog box that opens, select vmkernel in the Ports tab and click Edit. To enable vMotion, select Enabled next to vMotion and click OK.

How do I migrate a VM from standard vSwitch to distributed switch?

Select the VMs to migrate from a virtual machine network on the standard vSwitch to the virtual machine distributed port group on the distributed vSwitch. Click Assign port group, and select the distributed port group. Review the changes and click Finish.

What are the requirements for vMotion?

vMotion requirements

  • the VM must not have a connection to an internal standard switch.
  • the VM must not be connected to any device physically available to only one ESXi host, such as disk storage, CD/DVD drives, floppy drives, and serial ports.
  • the VM must not have a CPU affinity configured.

Does vMotion network need to be routable?

A successful Long Distance vMotion requires successfully transferring both cold and hot data. Therefore, depending on the which ports was used (provisioning + vMotion or management + vMotion), the traffic must be routable between source and destination hosts on these ports.

How do I move VMKernel port to distributed switch?

To migrate the service console or vmkernel of one Host:

  1. Click Host > Configuration > Networking.
  2. Click the Distributed Virtual Switch view.
  3. Click Manage Virtual Adapters.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Select Migrate existing virtual network adapters.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select the adapters you want to migrate.

How do I move vSwitch ports to different groups?

To move a port group from one vSwitch to another, you simply change which /net/vswitch/child[XXXX]/ node it is under, making sure to respect what portgroup children are already there. In other words, once you move a port group to another vSwitch, you might need to change its child number.

Why vMotion is required?

vMotion enables IT departments to migrate individual VMs from a private data center to a public cloud as needed. Be sure the cloud provider can match both the hardware and software requirements for compatibility. Alternatively, migrating powered-off VMs reduces the compatibility requirements.

What is the purpose of vMotion?

VMware® VMotion™ enables the live migration of running virtual machines from one physical server to another with zero downtime, continuous service availability, and complete transaction integrity. VMotion is a key enabling technology for creating the dynamic, automated, and self- optimizing data center.

Should vMotion be on a separate VLAN?

Dedicate at least one adapter for vMotion. If only two Ethernet adapters are available, configure them for security and availability. For best security, dedicate one adapter to vMotion, and use VLANs to divide the virtual machine and management traffic on the other adapter.

How to setup vMotion on a distributed vSwitch?

1: Select the distributed switch, right click and select “New Distributed Port Group”. 2: Provide a name, call it “vMotion-01” and confirm it’s the correct distributed switch. 3: Keep the defaults at Configure settings and click next.

How to add a vmkernel adapter to a distributed switch?

From the Actions menu, select Add VMkernel Adapters. On the Select hosts page, click Attached hosts, select from the hosts that are associated with the distributed switch and click OK.

How does a distributed switch work in VMware?

The VMware distributed switch provides a single interface for managing virtual switches centrally on all ESXi hosts associated with that distributed virtual switch. The VMware distributed switch configuration is like a template that is applied to all ESXi hosts and similar standard virtual switches are created on those ESXi hosts automatically.

What are the new abstractions in vSphere distributed switch?

To effectively separate the management and data planes of the vSphere Distributed Switch, VMware introduced two new abstractions in the architecture of the vDS. These are the uplink port group and the distributed port group. Let’s see how these come into play with the vSphere Distributed Switch.