hi! i've recently setup vsphere with vmotion in our ibm blade s series blade svrs with a shared storage which is accessible by all the blade svrs. I've also configured 1 vmkernel for vmotion in each of the esx server. When i try to move the vm across the esx (by dragging from the gui), it always failed at 78% with the msg operation timed out. When i try another way of doing it by using the migrate option. i noticed that in the wizard it says machine must be turned off to perform this task.
i'm not too sure what did i miss out here. i checked in the license that vmotion is enabled and in the vmkernel i created the vmotion option is checked + i'm using a backup vlan for this vmotion with the ip set. + all the ip connection is up i can ping the ip i set for vmotion and all the gw and svrs.
any advise on how can i troubleshoot this? thanks.
If it was licensing or a known vmotion prevention like active cd etc then it wouldn't even start the process. I take it the virtual machines don't end up on the other host after it times out as virtual center does have a specific time in which to complete things. The main one I see is committing snapshots always timesout but completes maybe half an hour later.
You could maybe try increasing the timeout limits in virtualcenter and see if it is just slow.