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oryxcomp
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vMotion with one of the VM's vDisks on host's local datastore

I have one question regarding vMotion of Windows Server VM.

We have two ESXi 5 hosts, both have access to external datastore located on IBM DS3200 storage. Every host has also access to it's local datastore located on RAID5 array of SAS HDD's.

If we for example put on host1 one Windows Server 2008 VM, that VM's system disk (only C:) on external IBM datastore, but add additional VM's disk (D:) on host's local datastore will this VM be able to vMotion to host2?

Just to mention that additional VM's disk (D:) is not critical for the functioning of Windows Server itself, it is used just as a TEMP location so if it was a physical machine we could unplug 😧 disk and the Windows would start normally. So from Windows point of view I know it would not be a problem, but I would like to know will vMotion forbid moving VM to other host because of that local datastore attached disk?

Thank you very much in advance.

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nielse
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You can't do a host vMotion as the VMDK which contains 😧 wouldn't be available on the new host.

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