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Monday, January 16, 2012

Live Migrate VM on a Stand Alone Host

 

Product: Windows 8 Server Developer Preview

Scenario:-

  • 2 stand alone Hyper-V Host
  • SMB Share using Windows 8

VM configuration file and VHD is located in File Server running SMB 2.2 in Windows 8.

From the above scenario, i can perform Live Migration of moving a virtual machine without setting up Hyper-V cluster.

1. Before Live Migrate, perform continuous ping to the VM running inside SMB 2.2

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2. While the VM is up and running, perform Move action

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3. On Choose Move Type, select Move Virtual machine on shared storage

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4. Enter destination host computer name and click Next

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5. Review the summary and click Finish

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6. Just wait for a while and the VM has moved to next host without causing any downtime.

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Only 1 request time out. This request time out happen due to ARP table changing.

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