Tag Archives: vMotion

How to configure Multi-NIC vMotion with Cisco Nexus 1000v?

By | January 18, 2015

A few days ago I wrote an article about How to speed up vMotion? In this article, I mentioned that one of the way to improve performance of vMotion is configuring Multi-NIC vMotion. Just for a quick reminder on Multi-NIC vMotion: Multi-NIC vMotion was introduced in vSphere 5.0 This feature provides load balancing the vMotion network traffic over… Read More »

How to accelerate (speed up) vMotion?

By | June 19, 2016

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 »

Storage vMotion - The migration has exceeded the maximum switchover time of 100 second(s)

By | November 1, 2014

My customer needed to relocate data (generally Virtual Machines) on NetApp storage. Almost relocation was done by Storage vMotion but some VMs could not be migrated: A general system error occurred: The migration has exceeded the maximum switchover time of 100 second(s).  ESX has preemptively failed the migration to allow the virtual machine to continue running on the… Read More »