bigdazza75
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Enthusiast

vMotion between Mixed Host Versions

If I have a ESX 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 and 6.0 servers, all managed by the same SSO/VCs, in what circumstances can I migrate a VM from a 5.x cluster to a 6.x cluster without downtime? Is it ONLY when source and target BOTH have 6.x?

If I'm moving from 5.x to 6.x, do I need to shutdown the guests before moving them?

Thanks

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rcporto
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Leadership

You can migrate between different vSphere versions and cluster, but some requirements must be in place, take a look here for some examples: vMotion VM between vSphere clusters

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Richardson Porto
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