anandgopinath
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Storage DRS unable to move independent disks

Dear Community 

In our environment we enabled storage DRS but we get the below message for some servers 

 

" storage drs is unable to move independent disks"

 

from the vmware documentation , i see the below statement  . What exactly does Relocation mean  ?

 

  • If the disk is an independent disk, Storage DRS is disabled, except in the case of relocation or clone placement.

 

 

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Arvind_Kumar11
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Mate, 

You might not be able vMotion any storage disk which is independent & non-persistent.

Either change the persistency of the independent disk or make it as a dependent one.

If you still want to move the disk to another datastore, then relocate by powering the vm off.

This will work as cold migration.

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anandgopinath
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Thank You Aravind for the quick help  🙂

the independent disks i am talking about is "Independent-Persistent"  . So should storage drs work for  them  by default ? 

So relocation is nothing but cold migration . It is again granular right  ?  i can move few disks and not all  right  ? 

 

 

Arvind_Kumar11
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Here normal migration process comes, mate.

If multiple independent disks are attached with the vm then, those can be migrated.

Have a try on more options you find 🙂

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