good afternoon. i wanted to somewhat think out loud with this question but we have a storage array that is attached to our vdi environment that needs to be retired. to that end, there are multiple datastores attached to multiple hosts in more than one vcenter. we have multiple vcenters due to the fact that we wanted some resiliency in how we did our clusters. so my question is relatively simple:
what is the best, recommend, or preferred way to move non linked cloned vm's from one vcenter (Hosts and Storage) to a completely different vcenter(Hosts and Storage)?
a) the traditional power off, remove from inventory, migrate storage, register vm with new hosts\vcenter?
b) some other way? example: cross vcenter utilization tool(vmware fling)
This knowledge base article describes all the migration scenarios for Instant clones, Linked Clones as well Full Virtual Machines.
Adding to previous post, please note moving View-managed desktops between VMware vCenter Servers is not supported. You can do for full clones but not for linked clones and Instant clones.