benjamin000
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Migrating VIO vApp

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A quick question as mine most are.

We are decommissioning a host in our VIO Management Cluster and need to move all VIO and NSX VM's

So far we have migrated NSX Manager and all the other VM components. Now we need to move the VIO vAPP

As you cannot vMotion a vApp only move it how can this be accomplished ?

We select move and can only move it to another folder or cluster. It does not give an option to move it to a specific host.

We can migrate the actual Management VM but this could be dangerous as there is also a template VM and the vApp itself.

Any pointers please ?

Regards Ben McGuire
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benjamin000
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For those customers wanting to move their VIO VM's including the vApp all that is needed if you are moving to a different host in the same cluster is vmotion.

We have successfully completed this with VIO 3.0 and there was zero down time and everything went smoothly with no impact on customer Instances.

So for thse spending weeks looking for a definitive answer then here it is. As long as you are moving the VIO to a host in the same cluster then vmotion is your answer. If you are moving to a different cluster then DO NOT follow this guide as we have NOT attempted this and it is outside the scope of this article.

Regards Ben McGuire

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benjamin000
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For those customers wanting to move their VIO VM's including the vApp all that is needed if you are moving to a different host in the same cluster is vmotion.

We have successfully completed this with VIO 3.0 and there was zero down time and everything went smoothly with no impact on customer Instances.

So for thse spending weeks looking for a definitive answer then here it is. As long as you are moving the VIO to a host in the same cluster then vmotion is your answer. If you are moving to a different cluster then DO NOT follow this guide as we have NOT attempted this and it is outside the scope of this article.

Regards Ben McGuire
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