The VMware HCX migration interface provides a set of options that can be used to tailor the behaviors and conditions of the Virtual Machine before or after the migration operation.

Force Power-Off VM

By default, VMware HCX attempts to shut down the Virtual Machine guest gracefully during the VMware HCX Bulk migration operation. If the OS interrupts the termination process, the migration operation fails. Checking this option allows VMware HCX to force the power-off. This option is not available for vMotion migrations.

Retain MAC

This option allows a virtual machine to keep its current MAC address during VMware HCX bulk migration operation, allowing communications to resume gracefully, and allows for MAC-based security policies to be honored. This option is not available for vMotion migrations.

Upgrade Virtual Hardware

This option allows VMware HCX to upgrade Virtual Machine Hardware to the latest supported version as part of the migration operation, making current Virtual Machine Hardware features immediately available to the migrated Virtual Machine.

Upgrade VMware Tools

This option allows VMware HCX to upgrade VMware Tools to the latest supported version as part of the migration operation, making current VMware Tools features immediately available to bulk migrated Virtual Machine.

Remove Snapshots

This option allows VMware HCX to consolidate snapshot files before migrating the Virtual Machine. If there are snapshots present, the system enables the option by default.

Force Unmount Container

This option allows VMware HCX to remove mounted ISO images before migrating the Virtual Machine.

Select Destination Container

This drop-down option is for selecting a compute container (cluster, host, resource pool) that the VMware HCX migrated Virtual Machine uses at the destination site.

Select Destination Storage

This drop-down option is for selecting a storage location that the VMware HCX migrated Virtual Machine uses at the destination site.

Select Virtual Disk Format

This drop-down option allows VMware HCX to set the Virtual Disk Format that the migrated Virtual Machine uses at the destination site.

Select the Destination Network

This drop-down option is for selecting the network that the extension uses to connect the VMware HCX migrated Virtual Machine at the destination site. If the Virtual Machine resides on a network that has been extended with VMware HCX, the system selects that network automatically.