The vCenter to vCenter migration feature allows migrating virtual machines between non-linked vCenter Servers which are accessible for each other through the network.

vCenter migration requires Network migration to be activated.

Note: vCenter migration is off by default. Using the feature may not be safe for an environment.

The migration of a linked VM results in creation of a full VM in a new (target) vCenter so it requires more disk space on datastores of the vCenter than the VM consumes in the source vCenter.

The migration of a parent VM results in keeping the copy of VMDK files used by its linked clones on datastores of the source vCenter.