vMotion and Storage vMotion

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  • VMware EVC (VMware Enhanced vMotion compatibility)

    VMware EVC (VMware Enhanced vMotion Compatibility) is a feature in VMware vSphere virtualization that allows virtual machines (VMs) to move between ESX/ESXi hosts on different CPUs. 

  • affinity rules

    Affinity rules are settings that establish a relationship between two or more VMware virtual machines (VMs) and hosts. 

About vMotion and Storage vMotion

VMotion is a VMware product that enables you to move a live or running virtual machine to a different host server without shutting it down. If you've never used it before, you can get step-by-step instructions on how to obtain, configure and use VMotion here.

But VMotion does have some gotchas that involve network and storage. Our technical tips explain how to circumvent these issues.

Storage VMotion enables you to migrate virtual machine disk files across storage arrays without shutting down the virtual machines. You can find usage scenarios and step-by-step beginner's how-tos here.