Now that we have the platform deployed and configured it is time to do some migrations.
Well, one anyway.
Navigate to the Migration screen
Click Migrate New Virtual Machine
Here select the virtual machine you want to migrate. Here I just got one Linux machine.
Specify destination folder, cluster, storage and network and if no VMware Tools are installed or out of date you may need to force a Power-Off. Otherwise it will try to shut down the VM gracefully
Check the overview of the migration
Note: Below screenshot is from the reverse migration but I didn’t make one for the initial one, but they look identical 🙂
Depending on the size of the VM, the migration may take a while, here the migration is just about to start.
It should eventually kick off. I wouldn’t necessarily trust the data transferred, I have seen it go down to 100MB from 1.6GB and then up again to 25 🙂
Once finished …
… you can see that the Linux machine has been powered off in the source site and renamed with some random string.
The migrated VM has now been powered on in the destination site
You can then reverse the migration
Which should finish too
Now you can see two powered off VMs and one live one.
There isn’t really a clean up function in HCX. If you want to clean up those migrated – now redundant VMs – you just delete them.
In the next article I am going to talk about DR – Disaster Recovery 🙂