You can move all the virtual machines from one ESXi host to other hosts in the same cluster. Use this procedure when you need to perform maintenance on a host without affecting running virtual machines.

Prerequisites

Disable the host.

Procedure

  1. Click the Manage & Monitor tab and click Hosts in the left pane.
  2. Right-click the host name and select Redeploy all VMs.
  3. Click Yes.

Results

vCloud Director puts the host into maintenance mode and moves all of its virtual machines to other hosts in the same cluster.