anonimous
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Move a VM to another data store

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hi

On our ESX 4 we have created resource pools and multiple Datastores on SAN.

To move a VM from in resource pools it's very easy, but howto move a VM from one Datastore to another?

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MarkStrong
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If I understand your question correctly you need to migrate your VM to different datastore.

Right Click on a VM, select Migrate..., select Change Datastore, select desired datastore, select virtual disk format (thin/thick)...



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DSTAVERT
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Depending on your licensing you can use Storage vMotion to migrate hot. You can use the clone option in vCenter to clone a VM from one location to another. You can use the Standalone Converter to hot clone a VM from one location to another. You can always shut down the VM and use something like Veeam FastSCP to copy the files from one location to another.

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MarkStrong
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If I understand your question correctly you need to migrate your VM to different datastore.

Right Click on a VM, select Migrate..., select Change Datastore, select desired datastore, select virtual disk format (thin/thick)...



VCP4 | MCITP | Master ASE | CCNA

VCP5, VCP4 | VCAP4-DCD | MCITP | HP Master ASE | CCNA, Cisco UCS Support Specialist

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