Join Brandon Neill for an in-depth discussion in this video Performing a vMotion migration, part of VMware vSphere 6 Essential Training.
- [Voiceover] Now that I have…multiple virtual machines in my environment,…I might want to move a virtual machine…from one ESXi host to another host.…This operation is referred to as a migration.…And there are two types of migrations.…A cold migration is moving a powered-off virtual machine…from one ESXi host to another.…And a vMotion migration is moving a powered-on virtual machine…from one host to another.…Before I can perform a vMotion migration,…I have to have a vMotion network set up.…We did this in an earlier exercise,…but I'll verify the configuration now.…
Go to Manage on an ESXi host,…Networking, and VMkernel adapters,…and then select the interface that says "vMotion".…Now, I can click on the pencil to verify…that vMotion traffic is checked.…This interface will be used to send the contents of memory…from one host to the other host during the migration process.…Now that I've verified that my network is configured,…I can move my virtual machine.…There are some requirements that are necessary…to move a virtual machine from one host to another host.…
This course teaches the basics of installing, configuring, and maintaining vSphere 6, including installation of the ESXi hypervisor and vCenter Server using a pre-created environment called AutoLab. Following lab creation, Brandon Neill introduces the core components of vSphere (ESXi and vCenter) and shows how to configure storage and networking. Finally, he runs through some typical virtual-machine management tasks, such as creating a virtual machine manually vs. creating one with templates and clones, working with snapshots, and performing a vMotion migration.
- Recognize the purpose of the vCenter server in a lab environment.
- Identify the correct settings needed to create a virtual network.
- Explain how to correct a duplicate IP address issue.
- Understand the difference between iSCSI interfaces and virtual machine interfaces.
- Describe the steps in the process of cloning.
- Recall how to revert back to previous stages of a snapshot chain.