vMotion enhancement in vSphere 5.1

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There’s a new enhancement to vMotion in vSphere 5.1. With vSphere 5.1 you can migrate virtual machines live without “shared storage”. In other words you can vMotion virtual machines between ESXi hosts with only local storage. It is very simple:

  • Open the vSphere Web Client
  • Click “VMs and Templates”
  • Right click the VM you want to migrate
  • Select “Change both host and datastore”

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