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I have next configuration:
lic : 1. vCenter Server 4 Standard 2. vSpehere 4 enterprise Plus 1-12 cores per CPU *8CPUs
4 ESXi ; 1 vCenter server
When I try to migrate some VM`s from one datastore to another it gives error. But if I migrate by one VM (from one storage to another) it seems ok:
< the requested storage vmotion would simultaneously change a virtual machine`s storage placement and its execution host; however, this is not supported on Source host "production-host1" >
< the requested storage vmotion would simultaneously change a virtual machine`s storage placement and its execution host; however, this is not supported on Destonation host "production-host2" >
thank you in advice!!!
It's because you are trying to storage vMotion and vMotion at the same time. You can only do one at a time.
Group select the VMs you want to move > Right Click > Select Migrate > Choose Host or Datastore and move them around.
MindTheGreg is right that you are trying to move the storage and host at the same time. The underlying reason isn't always so clear - when you try to svMotion a group of VMs at the same time, they can only have one destination host. Therefore you can only svMotion VMs on the same host as a group, otherwise it tries to put all the VMs on the host of the first VM you selected.
When I want to move a group of VMs using svMotion, I view the VMs and then sort by host. Select the VMs on the same host and do a svMotion for them, then choose the next host's group of VMs, and so on.
As stated earlier, since your focus is on the cluster level, the vm's you are trying to migrate may be on different hosts, so you are attempting two operations at once. If you change the focus to a particular host, and then select a group of vm's, you shouldn't run into that issue.
thanks for your replies
But this error occur, when I try to migrate into one host too.
For example: migrate 6 VM`s on esxi01.localdomain from datastore hp-eva8400-main to datastore hp-eva-8400-reserve
EDIT: Looks like you have to migrate machines that are all on one host. I wasn't able to migrate in the way shown in your screenshot either. I'm sure someone else more knowledgeable can help.
Storage vMotion them one at a time and it will work.