In VMware Cloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal, you can migrate VMs from one resource pool to another on the same provider virtual data center. You can migrate virtual machines to populate a recently added resource pool, to depopulate a resource pool you plan to decommission, or to manually balance the resources of the provider virtual data center.

You cannot migrate VMs that are part of a reservation pool organization virtual data center. You must migrate templates and media separately using datastore migration.


Verify that you have at least one resource pool on the provider virtual data center other than the resource pool the virtual machines are on.


  1. From the top navigation bar, select Resources and click Cloud Resources.
  2. In the left panel, select Provider VDCs, and click the name of the target provider virtual data center.
  3. Select Resource Pools.
  4. Click the name of the resource pool from which you want to migrate VMs.
  5. Select one or more VMs that you want to migrate and click Migrate VM.
  6. Choose between an automatic or manual selection of the destination resource pool for the VM migration.
    Option Description
    Automatically select a resource pool VMware Cloud Director selects the destination resource pool for the VMs based on the current resource balance of all available resource pools.
    Manually select a resource pool Select a resource pool from the list of available resource pools to which to migrate the VM to.
  7. (Optional) Select the check box to allow the migration of the selected VMs to a different datastore.
  8. Click Migrate.