JRink
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vMotion without Shared Storage

With Hyper-V, --AND WITHOUT SHARED STORAGE--  I have the option of doing Live Migrations of a VM (and the storage itself) from Physical Host-A to Physical Host-B.  So basically, vMotion, without a SAN.    What options are available to move VMs (vMotion/Storage vMotion) between hosts in VMWare, without shared storage, and what licensing is needed?

Basically, imagine 2 host servers, no shared storage (SAN).  Can vMotion and Storage vMotion be done somehow?

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rcporto
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You will need vSphere 5.1 with vCenter and use the vSphere Web Client to do shared nothing vMotion, see: Leveraging VMware's Enhanced Shared-Nothing vMotion - Wahl Network

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Richardson Porto
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JRink
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So vCenter will be a requirement?  Meaning at *LEAST* VMWare Essentials package?

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rcporto
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Unless I'm missing something, you will need at least Essentials Plus, since Essentials do not include vMotion feature, see: Server Virtualization with VMware vSphere

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Richardson Porto
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a_p_
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You'll need at least "Essentials Plus" licensing for this.

André

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JRink
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Essentials Plus?  Yikes.  That stinks. Smiley Sad   Hyper-V does this easily at basically no cost.

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