Before using vMotion, you must configure your hosts correctly.

Ensure that you have correctly configured your hosts.

  • Each host must be correctly licensed for vMotion.
  • Each host must meet shared storage requirements for vMotion.
  • Each host must meet the networking requirements for vMotion.

vMotion Across Long Distances

You can perform reliable migrations between hosts and sites that are separated by high network round-trip latency times. vMotion across long distances is enabled when the appropriate license is installed. No user configuration is necessary.

For long-distance migration, verify the network latency between the hosts and your license.