Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Moving a virtual machine without vmotion in esx 3.5 and 4.x


When you move a virtual machine to a new datastore then the esx server shows it as inaccessible:


You can unregister and register the virtual machine again from the new location, but then you will need to do some other changes as fix ‘Virtual Machine Startup’ order, also Veeam backup treats this vms as new ones and backup and replica jobs will fail.

To avoid this problems you can do as follows: