Do you mean moving a VM's datastores from one LUN to another? If so, it is entirely dependent on the size of the datastores. If you are moving hundreds of GB, then it can take a while.
If you are talking about moving a VM from one host to another, it should only take a few minutes to move the local files; nothing else should have to move if the VMs are in the same HA group.
Thank for your reply
My test was moving a Virtual Machine and all is hard disks from one Vmware to another VMware.
But since i have 2 storage(LUN) for hitch VMware.
VMware Server 1 use LUN1 and LUN2 to store all Virtual Machines and Hard Disk
VMware Server 3 use LUN3 and LUN4 to store all Virtual Machines and Hard Disk Data Files.
Since when i move one VM from one VMware to another, it also change from LUN1 or LUN2 to LUN3 and LUN4
The amount of Gb depends on the Hard Disk. But is something like 40Gb for hitch Hard Disk.
So in my test i moved the VM and 3 Hard Disk(storage) that have about 35Gb30Gb50Gb = 115Gb and take about 3/4 hours
Is it normal?
As above - by cold migration you should see e.g. 30MB/sek, vmotion runs not more as few minutes.
What storage here?
Storage Solution Dell-EMC CX3-20 FC4 SPE
2xSPE to DAE Cable
2x2M Optical Cable SPE to DAE
15 x 300Gb FC2 HD 10k EMC
Its better to do this kind off move/clone with vmotion?
That is about 2.5GB/min. That's probably a reasonable throughput rate, but there are a lot of things that affect the speed you get. Are all components GB speed from source to target? What else is on the subnet that may be impacting? Do you have multiple physical NICs bonded to widen the pipe? Are other VMs on the hosts using a lot of resources and slowing the move down?
The performance is ok for me,
vmotion won't move your vm's files - only by running vms, moves only ram.
I have only one VM at this point. And all NIC are GB and the rest is FC
I have restarted the Virtual Center, and both VMware
On start i have this error on both VMware server
0:00:01:54:261 CPU4:1046) LUN VMHBA0:0:0:1 May be snapshot: Disabling Acess: See resignaturing solution in san guide
Are the LUN with a conflict between the VMware servers?
I have created a RAID 5 Group(with hot spare) with 5 disks, and inside i created 2 LUN. One for the VMware 1 and other for VMware 2. This is LUNs for VM Operations System.
I have created also a RAID 5 Group(with hot spare) with the rest of the disks, and inside i created 2 LUN. One for the VMware 1 and other for VMware 2. This is LUNs for VM Hard Disk Data
Is this the problem? Must i create a RAID(LUN) only for one VMware Server? And do not mix together the LUN between the VMware Servers?
Thank You for your support
I have delete all my LUN recreate more LUN and have no problems now
Thank You for your support