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  • 1.  Storage DRS unable to move independent disks

    Posted Jan 12, 2021 05:33 PM

    Dear Community 

    In our environment we enabled storage DRS but we get the below message for some servers 

     

    " storage drs is unable to move independent disks"

     

    from the vmware documentation , i see the below statement  . What exactly does Relocation mean  ?

     

    • If the disk is an independent disk, Storage DRS is disabled, except in the case of relocation or clone placement.

     

     



  • 2.  RE: Storage DRS unable to move independent disks

    Posted Jan 13, 2021 11:49 AM

    Mate, 

    You might not be able vMotion any storage disk which is independent & non-persistent.

    Either change the persistency of the independent disk or make it as a dependent one.

    If you still want to move the disk to another datastore, then relocate by powering the vm off.

    This will work as cold migration.



  • 3.  RE: Storage DRS unable to move independent disks

    Posted Jan 13, 2021 11:52 AM

    Thank You Aravind for the quick help 

    the independent disks i am talking about is "Independent-Persistent"  . So should storage drs work for  them  by default ? 

    So relocation is nothing but cold migration . It is again granular right  ?  i can move few disks and not all  right  ? 

     

     



  • 4.  RE: Storage DRS unable to move independent disks

    Posted Jan 13, 2021 12:00 PM

    Here normal migration process comes, mate.

    If multiple independent disks are attached with the vm then, those can be migrated.

    Have a try on more options you find