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Tru64Boy
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Migrating(Relocating) VMs from server to Another

Hi ,

I am trying to move 8 VMs to another server , I am running ESX 3.0.1

I want to know how to migrate licenses , 8 VMs...

Thanks

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esiebert7625
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Licenses are per ESX host not VM. So there is nothing you have to migrate, simply move your VM's from the one host to another and that's it.

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Tru64Boy
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How?

I have worked with Xen Virtual server before but my experience with VMware is not that great .

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Dave_Mishchenko
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If you're using virtualcenter you can right click on the VM and select migrate. You can do that while your VM is on if you're using shared storage and are licensed for vmotion. If you're moving data store, you'll first have to shut the VM down.

For your licensing question are the VM running Windows? If so you'll want to look through this document to understand the implications of moving a VM from one host to another.

http://www.vmware.com/solutions/whitepapers/msoft_licensing_wp.html

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