khaliqamar
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physical RDM LUNs pointer files migration

i have a MS cluster of 2 virtual machines and i need to migrate the physical RDM LUNs pointer files and VMDKs to some other datastore. [each VM is having 45 RDMs and 5 disks ( VMDKs)]

it is possible if i shutdown the VMs to move pRDM (pointer file ) but need some details.

Is it possible by storage vmotion and automatically my VMDKS and pRDM pointer files will be migrated to the newly pointed datastore.with out removing the pRDMs ? will it not convert my RDMs to VMDKs?

is there any screenshots/video i can see , i dont have any testing envirnemnt to look?

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scott28tt
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This should help: VMware Knowledge Base


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khaliqamar
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still not clear.

If i shutdown the MS cluster and perform the storage migration and choose other datacenter, will it be not converting my RDM luns to .VMDK and only migrating my RDM pointer files?

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scott28tt
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In the Storage vMotion section:

Screenshot 2020-05-20 at 12.41.19.png

And:

Screenshot 2020-05-20 at 12.42.32.png

And from the link in that screenshot:

Screenshot 2020-05-20 at 12.44.04.png


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