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Replicating a VM between an Intel Host and an AMD Host

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Has anyone had any experience with using vSphere replication to replicate a VM between cluster of Intel hosts and a cluster of AMD hosts?

I got asked this question the other day and unfortunately I only have Intel hosts in my test/demo lab so can't carry out any checks.....

I know that the only safe way of migrating a VM from an Intel host to an AMD host is to use cold migration (ie power off VM), but does this also apply if you're going to use replication as a 'migration' tool.

I'm aware vSphere replication can only occur if the source VM is powered on as it will do an initial copy/seed and then use CBT for replicating changes...... but given that the target VM is powered off, am I correct in assuming that this is a form of "cold migration"?

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vThinkBeyondVM
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This works with Veem replication solution with VMware hosts.

Refer:Replication requirements | view topic

It even seems to work with Hyper V- replica.

Hyper-V 2012 R2 replica from INTEL to AMD? - Spiceworks

As per me, it works for even vSphere Replication as well. However, I will come back here with confirmation.

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vThinkBeyondVM
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This works with Veem replication solution with VMware hosts.

Refer:Replication requirements | view topic

It even seems to work with Hyper V- replica.

Hyper-V 2012 R2 replica from INTEL to AMD? - Spiceworks

As per me, it works for even vSphere Replication as well. However, I will come back here with confirmation.

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if it is useful, plz award points as correct or helpful

If it is useful, plz mark answer as correct or helpful.
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Thanks & Regards
Vikas, VCP50, MCTS on AD, SCJP6.0.
http://vThinkBeyondVM.com
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vThinkBeyondVM
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I confirmed it.

vSphere replication to replicate a VM between cluster of Intel hosts and a cluster of AMD hosts. It just works fine with no any issues.

If it is useful, plz mark answer as correct or helpful.
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Vikas, VCP50, MCTS on AD, SCJP6.0.
http://vThinkBeyondVM.com
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