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mu_mu_
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What happens if a scheduled Windows reboot occurs during vMotion?

I am very curious about the above topic.
Unfortunately, I don't have a real test environment and can't test it myself.
If you have any knowledge about this, please let me know.

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scott28tt
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Activity in the guest OS should not impact the vMotion, and vice versa.

vMotion is migrating the VM as an object, whatever is happening inside it at the time.

 


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mu_mu_
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Thank you.
I found out that even if a guest OS reboot occurs during vMotion, it does not affect the operation in any way.

By the way, is this information available in the KB?
I would like to know if there are any information resources.

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scott28tt
VMware Employee
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I don't know why it would need a KB article, there's not really anything to say other than "it just works, don't worry about it".

 


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mu_mu_
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Thanks. The customer is asking for a rationale/evidence that it works, so I asked, but I'll take the answer that it's not a problem with VMware's specifications.
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mu_mu_
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Thanks. The customer is asking for a rationale/evidence that it works, so I asked, but I'll take the answer that it's not a problem with VMware's specifications.

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scott28tt
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

It might have been helpful to mention that in your initial post.

I don't speak as an approved authority, I just know you can vMotion a VM no matter what is going on inside it (a BSOD, a boot, a reboot) from having done it.

 


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