10 Replies Latest reply on Mar 12, 2018 10:33 AM by jigz

    vMotion - what happens at sudden host crash

    marcusjocham Lurker

      Hello there,

       

      it would be great if you could help me understand how vMotion works on a sudden host crash.

      I know that the cluster functionality mounts the vmdk file on another host and runs the VM.

      But what happens to the VM itself? Does it crash too and is simply restarted on another host?

       

      To my knowledge the RAM of the VM is run in the RAM of the host, wo I would assume that is all lost on a host crash?

       

      Thanks for any help understanding this,

      Best regards, Marcus