Bulk VM Migration using new Cross vCenter vMotion Utility Fling

Over the last few years, I have spoken to a number of customers who have greatly benefited from the ability to live migrate Virtual Machines across different vCenter Servers that are NOT part of the same vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO) Domain, which I had first shared back in 2015 here and here. This extended capability of […]

Did you know of an additional cool vMotion capability in vSphere 6.0?

There was an excellent blog post from Duncan a couple of weeks back going over the new vMotion capabilities in vSphere 6.0 which includes: Cross vSwitch vMotion, Cross vCenter vMotion (xVC-vMotion) and Long Distance vMotion (LD-vMotion). If you have not checked out his article, I highly recommend you give it a read before proceeding further. […]

Exploring the vSphere Flash Read Cache (vFRC) APIs Part 3

To conclude our 3-part blog series in exploring the vSphere Flash Read Cache (vFRC) APIs, in this last article we will take a look at the vSphere APIs required to live migrate a running Virtual Machine which has been configured with vSphere Flash Read Cache. If you perform this migration using the vSphere Web Client, […]

Auditing vMotion Migrations

I saw an interesting question this week about auditing vMotion events and the number of times a VM has migrated to a particular ESX(i) host for license compliance. You can view this information using the Task/Events in your vCenter Server but you can also extract out the various types of events using the EventManager in […]

vMotion' With Style

I got this idea after catching an interesting tweet by Cody Bunch last Friday: I had just recently finished a post on How to Ack & Reset vCenter Alarm implementing hidden API method and thought this might work by using a vCenter alarm. After few hours in our skunkwork’s lab, I found “a” method to […]