How to easily disable vMotion & Cross vCenter vMotion for a particular Virtual Machine?

The question of disabling vMotion for a specific set of Virtual Machine(s) is not a new one. In fact, this topic comes up on some what of a frequent basis and usually driven by arcane change management processes or worse licensing restrictions. Do not get me wrong, there are definitely some valid use cases where you would not want a […]

Automatically Remediating SvMotion / VDS Issue Using vCenter Alarms

UPDATE 07/13/2012 – vSphere 5.0 Update 1a has just been released which resolves this issue, please take a look here for more details for the patch as this script is no longer required. In my previous article Identifying & Fixing Virtual Machines Affected By SvMotion / VDS Issue, I provided a script for users to […]

Identifying & Fixing Virtual Machines Affected By SvMotion / VDS Issue

UPDATE 07/13/2012 – vSphere 5.0 Update 1a has just been released which resolves this issue, please take a look here for more details for the patch as this script is no longer required. Duncan Epping recently wrote an article about Clarifying the SvMotion / VDS problem in which he describes the scenario that would impact […]

Performing A Storage vMotion in vCloud Director Using vCloud REST API

Currently there is not a way to perform vSphere Storage vMotion using the vCloud Director UI, but it is possible using the vCloud REST API. Since this feature is exposed in the vCloud API, it is also available using one of the three vCloud SDKs (Java, .NET, PHP), vCO or the new vCloud Director cmdlets […]