suryaESX
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V2V

could you please let us know the prerequisites for migration or V2V from esx4.1 to esxi5.0 over the WAN.

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peetz
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There are no prerequisites.

Please detail your question, elaborate on the setup of your environment and your requirements (e.g. regarding VM downtime), and you will surely get some answers here.

- Andreas

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a_p_
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This actually depends on your environment, acceptable downtime... Please provide some details about your environment, to see which options may work.

  • Do you run vCenter Server on both sites or do you use stand-alone hosts (free edition)?
  • How much downtime is acceptable (during the week/on a weekend)?
  • What's the available WAN speed?
  • What's the distance between the sites (travel time)?

With a slow WAN speed, V2V with the VM's being powered on may not be an option. Offline options are either to migrate the VM's to a "transfer" ESXi host or e.g. using tools like VeeamZIP (available for free) to save time while transferring over WAN.

André

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