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Question on Storage vMotion of NSX-V appliances

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Hi. I have seen TID which give different advice on Storage vMotion of the appliances. I have to move all the appliances to a different array. I have vMotion everything fine in the past, but I am a bit worried on the Storage vMotion but also am hesitant to shut it all down to move, so has anyone ever done this? Thanks,,,

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Sreec
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Migrating within the cluster is fine, you can simply SVmotion them( beware of redeployment task limitation for edges) 

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Sreec
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Assuming this is vSphere only integration for NSX-V ?  In that case, you can certainly SVmotion the appliances, please refer https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2094582 

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jeffj2000
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Hi. Thank you. I see that one seemed to say it was supported. I do though when I look at this KB.

 

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2148350

 

get confused. I get confused on the term "shared storage" because when VCSA is in linked mode you can move computer/storage to another cluster even though the clusters do not have "shared" storage. So this is my confusion. Thanks,,,

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Sreec
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That KB is specific to migrating between vSphere clusters. In your case movement is limited to Edges?  

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Hi. I am sorry I should have been more specific and I got myself a bit confused with our T migration. For our NSX-V we replacing a storage array, which means we will be adding a new storage array to our NSX-V cluster, and we will need to Storage vMotion our NSX Manager, NSX Controllers, DLR, and Edge gateways. I just am hoping I can do a simple Storage vMotion, and not have to redeploy the controllers and DLR and Gateways, though I know that if they have to redeploy I will need to change their location, because they have the old location. I am just confused if it is safe Storage Vmotion all those appliances. Thanks,,,

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Sreec
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Migrating within the cluster is fine, you can simply SVmotion them( beware of redeployment task limitation for edges) 

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Sree | VCIX-4X| VCAP-4X| VExpert 6x|Cisco Certified Specialist
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jeffj2000
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Hi. Thank you very much for all your help. Thanks,,,

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