How to configure vMotion using vCenter Server 6

How to configure vMotion using vCenter Server 6

In this post, we’ll learn the steps to configure vMotion using vCenter Server 6. VMotion is required to hot migrate (powered on) Virtual Machine from one ESXi Host to another. Vmotion is the best feature that Organizations are using during planned maintenance. In the old post, we have learned the steps to configure vCenter Server and storage vMotion.

Pre-requisites to configure vMotion
1. Shared storage must be connected to all the VMWare ESXi hosts.
2. All the Virtual Machines are hosted on Shared Storage.
3. Virtual Machine should not be using direct resources of Host e.g. CD ROM, NIC Card, etc.
4. Enable vMotion on all the Hosts.

Steps to configure vMotion using vCenter Server 6

Step 1:
Select the ESXi host on which you want to enable vMotion.
Select configuration tab.
Select Networking
Click on the properties of vSwitch0.

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