Live migration

Live migration refers to the process of creating a clone of a running virtual machine in a different host without disconnecting the original machine.

To perform a live migration of a VMware VM,

  • Navigate to the Virtual EnvironmentVMwareRestore.
  • Click Initiate Restore button at the top of the screen.
  • Enter a distinguishable name for the restore operation for future references.
  • In the Restore Type drop-down box, select Live Migration.
  • Select the host where you want to restore the virtual machine to from the Destination Host drop-down box.
  • In the Select Datastore field, select the datastore to which you wish to restore to.
  • In the Resource Pool field, select the resource pool for the VM.
  • Select the VMs that you wish to restore by clicking the icon in the Select VMs field.
  • In the pop-up that appears, click on the Select Server down-box at the top right corner.
  • Select the VMs that you wish to restore.
  • Select the restore point that you wish to restore to and click Save.
  • Select Preserve State after Migration if you wish to clone the current state of the source VM (all running applications) to the target VM after restoration.
    Note: Selecting this option will power on the traget VM irrespective of your choice in the next field.
  • Select Power On VMs after Restore if you wish to boot the virtual machine immediately after restoration.
  • Click Restore.
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