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marknigh
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vMotion VMs between Organization vDCs

Is it possible to live migrate vApps between Organization vDC where each Organization vDC is backed by a different Provider vDC. Our Provider vDCs are based on clusters and not resource pools.

I have two (2) different clusters in my vDC/vCenter. Cluster01 and Cluster02. We need to retire all the hosts and the cluster (Cluster01) since there is no need for the two (2)/separate clusters in our design now. We have plenty of resources in our Cluster02 and many of our organizations already have an org vDC in both Provider vDC-01 and Provider vDC-02.

Thanks.

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cfor
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Not with a simple migration (like a vMotion).

You can stop the source vApp - add it to a public catalog... then from the other org spin up a copy of that catalog item in the new location.

Some other tricks exist, but they have limitations (or can be a pain) - for example you could use vCenter to clone each of the VMs in the current vapp to a temp location - then from vcloud import those copied to a new vapp in the new org location.

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