piaakit
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vmotion issue

Hi

       I have a vcenter, both esxi server i have added them by host to vcenter, & then i have two esxi5.1 Server, they are esxi A & esxi B, they have their own storage, its not sharing the same storage, & i want to move one vm machine from esxi A datastore to esxi B datastore

& the esxi hosts is using different hardware spec & brand name, but it is using intel CPU for both servers,

and i am doing below vmotion move in web client, and i get this message, any idea ?

The virtual machine requires hardware features that are unsupported or disabled on the target host:
* Carryless multiply (PCLMULQDQ) (see KB 1034926)
* SSE4.1
* SSE4.2
* AES instructions (AES-NI) (see KB 1034926)

If possible, use a cluster with Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) enabled; see KB article 1003212.

CPUID details: incompatibility at level 0x1 register 'ecx'.
Host bits: 0000:0010:1001:1000:0010:0010:0000:0011
Required:  x000:x00x:00x0:0xx0:xxx0:xx1x:xx0x:xx01

Best Regards

Keith

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piaakit
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Let me try it, I remember if I don't insert license key, I can not click on next, let me try tonight , Thx a lots

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piaakit
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Hi julien

already installed the trial of VSA on vcenter server, for below, i do need to create a new datastore, for example if the esxi A has 6 vm guest is running, i need to migrate the 6 vm guest to this new datastore ? the delete the datastore where i use to have the vm guest sitting ? and add this datastore below VSA volume ?   do i have to do the same on the another esxi B  ?

by adding the two esxi A & esxi B to the cluster in vcenter, do this before or after the above step ?

Keith

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julienvarela
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already installed the trial of VSA on vcenter server, for below, i do need to create a new datastore, for example if the esxi A has 6 vm guest is running, i need to migrate the 6 vm guest to this new datastore ? the delete the datastore where i use to have the vm guest sitting ? and add this datastore below VSA volume ?   do i have to do the same on the another esxi B  ?

Yes exactly, but when you will extend your VSA Datastore a reboot is required. And you need to do the same thing with your ESXi B.

by adding the two esxi A & esxi B to the cluster in vcenter, do this before or after the above step ?

You can do this step before, but do not enable DRS and HA. Enable this two options after only when you have created and finished to extend your VSA Datastore.

Regards,

Julien

Regards, J.Varela http://vthink.fr
KingofVM
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Dear Friend,

Make on you note that vMotion only depend on CPU and network, as you already mention CPU are same and both host connected in vcenter, then it is very easy task to do vmotion, by the way for a power on vm you have to configure a share storage in both host, or you can go for power off vmotion.

Direct answer of your question is  - power off you vm and go for migration or Move inventory of that vm from source storage to destination storage.

piaakit
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HI julien

            Any good method migrate the production vm guest from datastore 1 to datastore 2 within the esxi server Without down time ? 

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julienvarela
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Hi,

You can migrate your VM from one datastore to another without downtime, but when you will extend your VSA datastore a reboot is required. Sorry.

Regards,

Julien

Regards, J.Varela http://vthink.fr
piaakit
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Hi julien

     I don't quote understand your point, and below is my concern

I Think I will create a new datastore and migrate all the vm to the new datastore first the esxi A, but for moving the vm from one datastore to another in esxi A, how I can move ? In the past I use V to V , but I need to shutdown the vm guest when I use v to v , and for my vcente, cluster is not added to the two esxi yet, they are esxi A & esxi B, in my current suitation, VSA volume is still waiting to create before I have done the moving of all vm from datastore to new datastore, any good tools to sharer to move without downtime ?

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julienvarela
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I Think I will create a new datastore and migrate all the vm to the new datastore first the esxi A, but for moving the vm from one datastore to another in esxi A, how I can move ?

What is your license level ? You are using your infrastructure in evaluation mode? right? Because using vsphere client you can migrate a vm with storage vmotion from a datastore to another without shared storage.

Check the requierement first.VMware vSphere 5.1

Regards,

Julien

Regards, J.Varela http://vthink.fr
piaakit
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my license is enterprise plus

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julienvarela
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So using vsphere web client, you can migrate your VM from a datastore to another.

Regards,

Julien.

Regards, J.Varela http://vthink.fr
piaakit
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do you mind to tell me the steps of doing that ? that is call storage vmotion ?

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julienvarela
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Using the vsphere web client, select your VM--> Right-Click--> Move to..--> and then follow the wizard.

You can change both datastore and Host, or only datastore.

http://plain-virt.blogspot.fr/2012/09/vsphere-51-vmotion-with-no-shared.html

Regards,

Julien;

Regards, J.Varela http://vthink.fr
piaakit
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Hi Julien

this is great, and just wonder this is only for move vm host to another datastore within the same host ? if i want to move the vm host to another host's datastore, i must use VSA ? coz i have a problem, i do not have enough datastore storage to move all vm host to, and format the production one to convert to VSA volume

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julienvarela
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Hi,

If want you to migrate your VM from a local storage to another, you can migrate using both migration steps (Host and datastore). If you haven't enough space available on your VSA , just extend your VSA , migrate your VM, and then extend the VSA again.

Regards,

Julien

Regards, J.Varela http://vthink.fr
piaakit
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Hi Julien

sorry for so many question, one last question, my esxi B only have one datastore, if i want to deploy VSA on esxi A and B, i wont be able to deploy VSA if my esxi B only have one datastore, can not move all vm guest to another datastore and to convert the datastore as VSA volume, i think i will use migration step (host and datastore) to move one of the vm guest from esxi B to A,  also i have one more queston on VSA, does the esxi VSA volume of the two esxi server has to use the same storage size to deploy VSA volume ?

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