Tip of the Day: Using vMotion with Delphix

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vMotion of a VM can be done with the VM running or shut down. If the VDB server, the target for the vMotion, will be running when vMotioned, then there should be nothing at all to do on the Delphix Engine. A live vMotion is a transparent operation. If you plan to shut down the VM and vMotion it while powered off, then you would need to shut down the VDB(s) first through the Delphix Engine GUI.
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It should be noted that in order to successfully vMotion a running Delphix Engine, the vMotion network between the ESX hosts must have sufficient bandwidth to keep up with the rate of change of memory of the running Delphix Engine, which can be significant. This is because vMotion needs to copy the entire memory footprint of the Delphix VM from one ESX host to the other, and keep it synchronized, before it can cut over. It is highly recommended that the ESX cluster be configured with a dedicated vMotion network and that this network be a 10Gb network, for optimal vMotion performance.