migrateVM.pls - vMotion without shared storage

    The following vSphere SDK for Perl Script provides an example of performing a vSphere 5.1 vMotion of a live running virtual machine and changing both it's datastore as well as host using the RelocateVM_Task() vSphere API.

     

    Here is an example of running the script:

    ./migrateVM.pl --server 172.30.0.221 --username root --vmname FRANK --vihost 172.30.0.243 --datastore local-datastore-2

     

    You will need to be connecting to a vSphere 5.1 vCenter Server and specify the following parameters:

    --vmname = Name of the Virtual Machine to migrate

    --vihost = Name of ESXi host to migrate to

    --datastore = Name of the datastore to migrate to

     

    Here are a few screenshots:

     

    vmotion-1.png

    vmotion-3.png

    vmotion-2.png

    For more details, please refer to this blog post.