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axelklos
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Migrate powered off virtual machines

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hi,

on each esx host we have a ressource pool containing all virtual machines powered off.

I will do a storage reorganisation and thereefore a migration with migrate funcation
would be very easy.

my question is: if a vmware is powered off and I will do a migrate is it similar than
just a move to other datastore on same machine or will do it in backround similar than clone (as I understood
for migrate of powered on virtual machines it will use snapshot-clone in backround) ?

regards

axel

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Re: Migrate powered off virtual machines

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Hi Axel, correct - the process will be the same whether or not VMs is powered on. Please note that for powered off VMs, you do not really need migration jobs - as vSphere Client support migration of powered off VMs natively. Migration is designed to be used with powered on VMs. Thanks.

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Re: Migrate powered off virtual machines

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hi,

thank you.

we have on some server more than 10 vmwares in that resource pool and setup a migration
job is easy: just choose resource pool with powered off, destination datastore and that's it..
just one job.

now I have to do this step by step.

thanks

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Re: Migrate powered off virtual machines

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Got it, makes sense.

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