Join Rick Crisci for an in-depth discussion in this video Demo: Scheduled vMotion, part of VMware vSphere 6.5 Essential Training Part 2.
- [Instructor] In this video, I'll demonstrate how to carry out a scheduled vMotion. So here's my virtual machine, vMotion Demo, and I can see that it is currently running on host 192.168.199.103. And so what I'm going to do is I'm going to click on the virtual machine and I'll to go Monitor and under Tasks & Events, we can see the Scheduled Tasks area. And I'm going to choose to schedule a new task.
And you have all different options you can choose from. If you need to reboot a VM, but you want to do it after hours, you can schedule that, or if you want to suspend or migrate, or clone or take a snapshot, you can schedule all of those options. And I'm gonna show you how to schedule a vMotion. So I'm going to do just a regular old vMotion. It's gonna move from one host to another. I'm going to choose the destination host, which in this case is going to be 192.168.199.100.
I'll choose to keep it on the 199 network, and I'm going to schedule a vMotion with high priority, and here we go. I can set my schedule here by clicking Change, and I want this to happen at, let's see, it's about 3:30 PM? We're gonna have it happen at 9:30 PM, 9:34 PM, tonight. So this is going to happen after hours tonight. And whenever it gets done, it's going to send me an email, confirming that it's actually been completed.
So this is a great way to set up a scheduled vMotion, that's going to occur at some point later on in the day. And it's especially useful when we start dealing with storage vMotion, so remember this. When we start talking about storage vMotion, which is much more resource intensive, these scheduled migrations are really valuable for storage vMotion.
- Configuring vMotion and Storage vMotion
- vSphere High Availability (HA)
- Setting DRS rules and automation levels
- Fault tolerance
- DRS data protection
- Troubleshooting vSphere
- Monitoring vSphere