You can move all the virtual machines from one ESX/ESXi host to other hosts in the same cluster. This ability is useful to unprepare a host, or to perform maintenance on a host without affecting running virtual machines.
Disable the host.
- Click the Manage & Monitor tab and click Hosts in the left pane.
- Right-click the host name and select Redeploy all VMs.
- Click Yes.
vCloud Director puts the host into maintenance mode and moves all of its virtual machines to other hosts in the same cluster.