VM with 3 RDM disks in physical Mode hosted in standard lone host ESX 4.1
Want to migrate VM from standard lone host ESX 4.1 to ESXi 5.5 cluster
3 RDM LUN id is already masked to ESXi 5.5 cluster, while storage vMotion VM, the RDM disks is converting to VMDK to destination datastore
I don't want converting the disk from RDM to VMDK , just want to move the RDM pointer file to destination datasotre
I am doing cold migration
Please let me know is there any other way
Unmap the disk and remap the rdm disks to the new host once the cold migration is over, then readd the disks as RDMs to the VM once it's in the 5.5 hosts
Please check below link:
Assuming this is what you want to perform.
Let me know if it solves your problem.