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NBU Instant Recovery and vmotion

I have a very small VMware environment--about 10 VMs--that lives on one ESXi host, and I am backing it up with a VMware policy. I was looking into Instant Recovery--spinning up a VM that was needed, then using vmotion to move the VM over into the ESXi environment... but I was told that we do not have vmotion capability. Someone else on the team had thought vmotion was a feature that came with our 5240 appliance (i.e. we could vmotion the vm back into place) but I thought this was a feature that vmware had to supply. Any tips or info, including links with info on this specific type of case would be helpful. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: NBU Instant Recovery and vmotion

VMotion is a licensed VMware feature, not a NBU feature.  If you are not licensed for VMotion, IR storage VMotion of a VM back to your storage will not work, you'll have to do a restore.

Charles
VCS, NBU & Appliances

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Re: NBU Instant Recovery and vmotion

VMotion is a licensed VMware feature, not a NBU feature.  If you are not licensed for VMotion, IR storage VMotion of a VM back to your storage will not work, you'll have to do a restore.

Charles
VCS, NBU & Appliances

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