vRealizeAdmin
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Need assistance on Cross vSwitch and Cross vCenter vMotion ?

Is there a document with screenshots that explains Cross vSwitch and Cross vCenter vMotion ?

I have watched couple of videos in YouTube but unable to get clarity on Network part ?

Do we need to create same portgroup label name on two different vCenter servers and enable vmotion for vmkernel interface ?

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HassanAlKak88
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Hello,

Please check the following: Cross vCenter vMotion

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diegodco31
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vRealizeAdmin
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Thanks for the link...I have gone through that..

I still need more information regarding the network part whether we need to create vmkernel portgroup with same label name on both vCenter servers ?

Lets say I have created a port group "ESX-vmotion-VLAN 112" on source vCenter...Do I need to create vmkernel portgroup with same label name on destination vCenter ?

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daphnissov
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The port group or vmkernel port names are irrelevant. You need to simply ensure (among other caveats) that the vMotion vmkernels from source and destination can communicate. If you don't have even that, you must start there.

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sk84
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Do I need to create vmkernel portgroup with same label name on destination vCenter ?

No, but all ESXi hosts must be configured for vMotion and there must be communication possible on the underlying network infrastructure. Either by sharing the same L2 broadcast domain (VLAN) and using the same L3 network, or the traffic across the ip subnets must be routed (requires own vMotion TCP/IP stack on each host).

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