Learn the various mechanisms to move a Virtual Machine (VM) from one location to another for normal purposes as well as for High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recover (DR) purposes. Licensing required for each method and some use cases and limitations of each are also covered in this white paper.
One of the advantages of vSphere is that you can move a virtual machine from one location to another, across servers, storage locations-even data centers. Physical servers don't have that ability and that can have many implications for disaster recovery, availability, and so forth. This white paper explains why migrations are useful, the methods that vSphere makes available for you to manually move a Virtual Machine (VM), and how vSphere can automate the process for you in various scenarios.