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  • 1.  Offline SVMotion between dvswitches in different Datacentres

    Posted Oct 09, 2012 01:53 AM

    Hello,

    I have the following scenario:

    Single VCentre

    2 DataCentres

    Cluster in each datacentre with dvSwitch.

    ESX Hosts are version 4.1 U2

    I want to offline migrate some servers between the different datacentres, but the validation step fail when selecting the destination host with the following message...

    Network Interface 'Network Adapter 1' uses network 'distributed Virtual Switch' (uuid:xxxxxxx), which is not accessible.

    The hosts have full network L3 connectivity between the datacentres,

    Am I missing some configuration on the dvswitch, as this has to be possible?

    TIA.



  • 2.  RE: Offline SVMotion between dvswitches in different Datacentres

    Posted Oct 09, 2012 07:57 AM

    I think source host must also a member of vDS in different datacenter(destination). Just allocate one vmnic for source host to destination vDS, change virtual network for source VM to destination vDS and migrate it.



  • 3.  RE: Offline SVMotion between dvswitches in different Datacentres

    Posted Oct 10, 2012 12:05 AM

    Don't think you can logically do this within VCentre.  A host in a datacentre cannot be added to a dvswitch in a separate one.



  • 4.  RE: Offline SVMotion between dvswitches in different Datacentres

    Posted Oct 10, 2012 12:54 AM

    Could be but since both datacenter in the same vCenter, probably you can though I never try it before..