Archive for February, 2012

Storage vMotion a Single Disk

This seems like quite an easy thing to do but something that had completely slipped my eyes.

I have only ever known to be able to storage vMotion all the disk in the home directory of the virtual machine I am doing. Even though eventually this is the task that I want to do, I currently am in the scenario where I have a 20GB disk, a 150GB disk and a 300GB disk, of which the task keeps timing out at 87%. Frustrating as this is, it is possible to move 1, 2 3 or however many disks you want at a time.

It is done by the following easy click…

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Go through the normal steps, but once you arrive at the next screen where you choose the Datastore, click the advanced button! You will then get a drop down box of where to place the datastore. In my case I decided to move the first 3 disks and leave the 4th larger disk for a job on its own.

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And there we go! Easy but also as easy to miss!

 

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