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How to Migrate VM from One ESXi Host to Another ESXi Host?

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This lab aims to guide you in migrating a VM from one Compute Resource (ESXi Host) to another Compute Resource (ESXi Host).


  • Access of vCenter through vSphere Web Client
  • Basic understanding of vCenter Inventory
  • Minimum Two ESXi Servers in the vCenter
  • Should know why migration is required
  • Knowledge of vSphere vMotion and Storage vMotion
  • Pre-configured vMotion Network

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After completing this lab, you will be able:

  1. Understand the need for migration
  2. Able to Configure vSphere vMotion
  3. Migrate VM from one ESXi host to another host
  4. Verify the Migration and Review

Step-by-Step Lab Guide

  1. Open vCenter using vSphere Client. Open vCenter Inventory & Click on VM & Templates. We take Ubuntu Server and migrate it from the sa-ESXi-01 host to the sa-ESXi-02 host for our demonstration.
  2. Right-Click on Ubuntu Server and click on – Migrate.
  3. Select – Change Computer Resource only to change host.
  4. Select sa-ESXi-02 host as a destination.
  5. Keep the VM network as default and click on NEXT.
  6. Review all the details and click FINISH.
  7. Now you can see Ubuntu Server VM is migrated to the sa-ESXi-02 host from sa-ESXi-02.

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WRITTEN BY Rahulkumar Shrimali



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