Workloads can be migrated bi-directionally between data centers using various VMware HCX migration technologies.

Organizations migrate application workloads for many reasons. From data center consolidation and evacuation to modernization and maintenance, migrating workloads requires analysis and planning. Administrators identify individual workloads for migration, or waves of workloads based on, for example, cluster, network, or application landscape. HCX provides an array of migration types for moving these workloads including cold, warm, and live migration.

HCX also provides procedures for migrating groups, or waves, of virtual machines. And through integration with VMware vRealize Network Insight, Application Group information can be exported to HCX for migration as Mobility Groups. HCX Mobility Groups and vRealize Network Insight integration with HCX are available with the HCX Enterprise license.