The 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, HCX will attempt to gracefully shutdown the Virtual Machine guest during the HCX Bulk migration operation. If the OS interrupts the graceful shutdown, the migration operation will fail. Checking this option allows 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 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 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 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 HCX to consolidate snapshot files prior to migrating the Virtual Machine. If there are snapshots present, the option will be checked by default.

Force Unmount Container

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

Select Destination Container

This dropdown option is for selecting a compute container (cluster, host, resource pool) that the HCX migrated Virtual Machine will use at the target site.

Select Destination Storage

This dropdown option is for selecting a storage location that the HCX migrated Virtual Machine will use at the target site.

Select Virtual Disk Format

This dropdown option allows HCX to set the Virtual Disk Format that the migrated Virtual Machine will use at the target site.

Select the Destination Network

This dropdown option is for selecting the network that will be used to connect the HCX migrated Virtual Machine at the target site. If the Virtual Machine resides on a network that has been extended with HCX, that network will be pre-selected.