ber001
Contributor
Contributor

SVMOTION

Hello,

In my ESX 3.5 Console, I don't see any svmotion ?

Is there something to install ?

I tried too to install the plugin from lostcreation but when I start the storage vmotion via the GUI i've the following message : "The vmotion interface is not configure (or misconfigured) on the source host 'serveresx.toto'.

I can't find any documentation to install/active svmotion on esx 3.5

Thank you in advance

BeR

BeR
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Chris_S_UK
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You need to download and install the "Remote CLI", you should find it in the download area....[http://www.vmware.com/download/download.do?downloadGroup=VI-RCLI]

Chris

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RParker
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You have to add a vmkernel to your NIC/Switch under networking. Did you read the guide in the ESX configuration to set this up?

In order to use sVmotion you have to use a SAN and the VM's must be shared among ALL the ESX hosts that utilzes sVmotion.

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ber001
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Contributor

Hi Chris,

Where can I Install the "remote CLI" ? On the virtual center ? On my workstation ?

Thank you

BeR

BeR
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lholling
Expert
Expert

Hi There

You run the RemoteCLI as a VM. An alternative is to use this 3rd party developed FREE Storage VMotion product which you can download and read about at the following URL

http://www.lostcreations.com/viplugins/viplugins

Leonard...

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evelynbb
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What happened to the lostcreation site?

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tabmunch
Contributor
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Here's a good link for it:

Here's a step by step, too:

Regarding the error, do you have a VMkernel port configured, with VMotion enabled?

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