Tag Archives: vMotion

What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.0: vMotion Enhancements

VMware vSphere 6 provides some vMotion Enhancements. With vSphere 6.0 vMotion is being expanded to: vMotion across vCenter Servers. vMotion across virtual switches. Long Distance vMotion. Replication-Assisted vMotion.   vMotion across vCenter Servers vSphere 6 introduces support for Cross vCenter vMotion and possibility to change compute, storage, networks, and management between data centers without disruption.  The following settings… Read More »

VMware vMotion without Shared Storage?

I decided to write this post because I have heard many times that vMotion is not possible without shared storage. vMotion (known as Enhanced vMotion) is supported and possible to be done without shared storage since vSphere 5.1. This vMotion is a combination of vMotion and Storage vMotion! I understand that within a long time, one of the… Read More »

How to configure Multi-NIC vMotion on vSS or vDS?

As I described in my article about speeding up vMotion, Multi-NIC vMotion provides load balancing the vMotion network traffic over multiple network adapters. It means that one vMotion session is balanced between all available vmknic. In this post I will show how to configure this feature with vSphere Standard Switch (vSS) or vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS). Requirements and… Read More »

How to accelerate (speed up) vMotion?

Nowadays, most of servers have been virtualized and I can't imagine work without vMotion in my datacenter. Using vMotion, I can move (migrate) VMs between ESXi hosts without interruption. Increasing configured RAM of VMs causes vMotion needs time to be completed. So in this article we discuss how to improve/speed up vMotion. Best Practices for vMotion Networking: Dedicate… Read More »