ErinO
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Slow migration in V to V

Hi ,

I have a THREE LOCAL ESX Server and would like to migration into a NEW Server reside in the SAN.

I used vmware STANDALONE CONVERTER to convert one of the test Machine ( 30 GB without any data). It takes about 18 minutes ( based on the standaone converter statistic which is about 10 MB/S).

The network switch is a GIGABIT SWITCH and the NIC is also GIGABIT. What is the throughput so slow ( between 9 to 11 MB/s) on average.

Thanks

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ErinO
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Hi,

In addition to the above,

When i used the standalone vconverter, I select the VCenter and then select the host esx (targeted)

Will it be faster if I point directly to the ESX Server?

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athlon_crazy
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I dont think you can get significant result between both setup since the traffic should go directly between source and destination ESX and shouldn't go through vCenter except for browsing.

BTW, I can get max 30MB/s-50MB/s on vSphere during P2V using Converter Standalone 4.0.1(never did v2v yet). Have you try V2V via "scp" and do customize the VMs later. It's pretty straight forward though and mostly I can get better speed last time when did v2v via "scp" for ESX 3.5.

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ErinO
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Hi,

Are you trying to say when it Ask for the Target vmware infrastructure I select the ESX Server instead of pointing to the Vcenter and then select the host in the cluster?

Pls advise.

Thanks

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athlon_crazy
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Like I said before, to gain faster convertion speed, it's nothing to do with both method :-

  1. Select ESX host directly

  2. Select ESX host via vCenter cluster

It's worth to try, but I doubt you can get better result.

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ErinO
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Hi,

How do you perform a V to V using SCP.

Assuming tempESX1 IP Address is 192.168.1.10 and the new server is esx1 - 192.168.1.20.

Do you use any special tools?

Pls advise.

Thanks for your patience

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athlon_crazy
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You can use Veeam "FastSCP" tool or through command line interface CLI

  1. Make sure both source(192.168.1.10) & destination(192.168.1.20) ESX permit SSH root login

  2. Login to source ESX as root

  3. then run command "scp -p -r /vmfs/volumes/datastoreName/VMA_folder root@192.168.1.20:/vmfs/volumes/datastoreName" or

  4. Login to destination ESX as root

  5. make virtual machine folder with command "mkdir /vmfs/volumes/datastoreName/VMA_folder"

  6. then run command "scp root@192.168.1.10:/vmfs/volumes/VMA_folder/* /vmfs/volumes/datastoreName/VMA_folder/"

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