1. if I cancel the migration in the middle of the process, will it ruin the server?
2. What is the correct way to cancel the migration job? I remember that last time when I did, I did not have the option to cancel the job. The cancel button was gray out.
Please advise! Thank you very much!!!!
1>Yes, There are chances that server may go bad.
2>Once the migration is started it is not recommended to cancel it, unless it is completed or error-ed out .
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Agree with GayathriS.
As addition to this, you can cancel the migration job using PowerCLI
ohhh...I have to go to the option of copying virtual machine files then. I looked at vcenter and I found that I am able to copy the files from one host to another although there is no shared storage. One more question: besides the file with the extension vmdk, what other files shall I have to copy over as well? Please advise. We are running vCenter 6.5 and esxi 6u2.
Thank you very much!!!!
Export / import the vm. With vSphere web client you can export to .ovf.
The option to export OVF will not affect anything on the virtual machine itself, right?
also if ovf file is big, I dont have the place to save it.
Save it locally on laptop/pc.
I am going to set up a test virtual machine and test out this method.
Thank you very much!
when starting exporting ovf, it never prompt me for where I can store after I put the name of the vm and click ok. It just directly started downloading somewhere. Where could it be? Would you please advise?
I found out it was stored at user's download folder. But I want to have the option to save external hard drive. How to get prompt for storing ovf? Please help!
Never mind. It seems browse issue. After switching from google chrome to IE, it did prompt me for where to store the file.