vMotion in vSphere 5.5

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VMware vSphere live migration (vMotion) allows us  to move an entire running virtual machine from one physical server to another, without downtime. The virtual machine retains its network identity and connections, ensuring a seamless migration process. We can also move VM to another storage.This article is sequel of my previous article

In this one we will configure vSphere for seemless VM migration from one ESXi host to another.

Creating vSphere cluster

To create vCenter cluster right click on Datacenter-New Cluster

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While creating a cluster,we can enable high availability (HA)-detect failure and recover VMs

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VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduling), balance VMs over hosts to ensure even resource usage between all hosts

Admission control configures constraints on resource usage and any action that would violate these constraints is not permitted.When you enable VM Monitoring, the VM Monitoring service (using VMware Tools) checks if each virtual machine in the cluster is running by checking for…

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