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Best Practices for configuring VMotion

Hi Guys,

I need to try out VMware Vmotion. What are the steps for configuring setup for VMotion. Could anyone help me with this?

I had tried doing VMotion , but failed to see the result.

I currently have two ESX boxes (ESX 3.5 U3) with VI U4. Primary ESX having Guest OS WIN2K3 and WINXP.

I am also keen to know best practices that can be followed for configuring VMotion.

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MRM

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http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_3_server_config.pdf

The above link is a full pdf on configuring ESX, including the VMkernel which you will need for VMotion.

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RahulMM
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Folks.....Helping hand please...... :smileymischief:

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Hello,

Moved to ESX 3.5 forum.

To configure VMotion setup a portgroup on a vSwitch that has a network connection shared by both your hosts. It is recommended that this uses its own pNIC for security purposes as VMotion is an unencrypted protocol. When Creating this portgroup on a vSwitch select it to be a vmkernel type and click on the check box to mark it as VMotion.

Give it an IP address that is in a different subnet than any other network. This is important, your vMotion network must not be within any other network, it must be its own subnet.

To test use vmkping from the service console to reach the vMotion network port on each host.


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RahulMM
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Thanks a lot Texiwill.......I will try out what you suggested. Is there any pdf or doc which give these step in detail?. It would be great of you if you could provide me the links to such docs.

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http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_3_server_config.pdf

The above link is a full pdf on configuring ESX, including the VMkernel which you will need for VMotion.

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Thank u guys...........I am able to configure it now.......

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