Can we create VMware cluster without shared storage?

VMware Pages vMotion does not require environments with shared storage. This is useful for performing cross-cluster migrations, when the target cluster machines might not have access to the storage of the source cluster.

Which are two requirements for vMotion without shared storage?

vMotion in an environment without shared storage is subject to the following requirements and limitations:

  • The hosts must be licensed for vMotion.
  • The hosts must be running ESXi 5.1 or later.
  • The hosts must meet the networking requirement for vMotion.
  • The virtual machines must be properly configured for vMotion.

Does VMware DRS require shared storage?

CPUs in ESXi hosts must be compatible. to use DRS for load balancing, hosts in the DRS cluster must be part of a vMotion migration network. all hosts should use shared storage, with volumes accessible by all hosts. shared storage needs to be large enough to store all virtual disks for the VM.

What is vSphere replication appliance?

VMware vSphere Replication is a hypervisor-based, asynchronous replication solution for vSphere virtual machines. vSphere Replication delivers flexible, reliable and cost-efficient replication to enable data protection and disaster recovery for all virtual machines in your environment.

What is shared nothing vSphere vMotion?

Introduced in vSphere 5.1, shared nothing migrations allow the user to vMotion and svMotion a virtual machine across environments that don’t have shared storage. This ability can be extremely useful in infrastructures that remain on local storage and still want to leverage the flexibility of migrating workloads.

What is the default space threshold for vSphere Storage DRS?

Load balancing based on Space and IO: Storage DRS dynamically balances the Storage DRS cluster imbalance based on Space and IO threshold set. Default space threshold per datastore is 80% and default IO latency threshold is 15ms.

Does vSphere replication require?

vSphere Replication is distributed as a 64-bit virtual appliance packaged in the . ovf format. It has a dual core CPU, a 10GB and a 2GB hard disk, and 4GB of RAM. Additional vSphere Replication Servers require 512MB of RAM.

How do I move a virtual machine from one cluster to another?


  1. Browse to the virtual machine in the vSphere Client. To find a virtual machine, select a data center, folder, cluster, resource pool, or host.
  2. Right-click the virtual machine and select Migrate.
  3. Select Change datastore and click Next.
  4. Select a datastore and click Next.
  5. Click Finish.