Saturday 27 March 2021

Without vCenter, can we maintain or manage multiple ESXi servers, vMotion, and SvMotion?

Or, Can we use vMotion capabilities of VMware on standalone ESXi servers?

Or, What is vMotion and How it works?

Question originally posted by a TechiesSphere reader:

Without vCenter can we maintain two ESXI servers and vmotion svmotion?


Understanding vMotion

vMotion is a procedure or task initiated by admin manually or system automatically to move a VM from one to another ESXi Host in case of load balancing or redundancy balancing.

If you have two ESXi servers separately and no cluster, vMotion is having no role to play.

However, if you want to manage the ESXi servers separately like standalone servers, you can do that, but to be able to use vMotion, you must have to add these two ESXi servers in to a cluster and enable HA.

You may refer the below KB for more details and explanation on this topic.

How VMware Virtual Machine vMotion works?


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