I have some linked clones on a cluster of two servers (ESXi 6, vCenter 6, Horizon 7). One of the two servers has a hardware issue and I need to stop it. May I vMotion manually all the desktop VMs to the other host of the cluster through vCenter/vSphere client ? Or should I migrate the differently and how ? Is there something I should be careful of ? (I have read that no migration and no storage vMotion with Horizon).
The datastores are shared to the two hosts of the cluster (SAN) so I don't need to do storage vMotion.
vMotion of Replicas has been supported for some time. You just need to perform the task in a precise manner.
1. Disable provisioning on the pool(s).
2. Wait, verify all composer tasks stop.
3. Place host with bad HW in maintenance mode.
4. Sit back, watch all the VMs, including the replica get sent off to the other host.
In the old 5.x days, this was a major pain due to the protected nature of the replicas.