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May 9th, 2016 00:00

Migrate vnxe


how to migrate vnxe3100 to vnxe 1600.

they using luns for vmvare.

Its possible or not?

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May 9th, 2016 06:00

If it is all for a VMware environment, it would be less disruptive to use Storage vMotion to move the VM disks from the LUNs/Datastores on the 3100 to new LUNs/Datastores on the 1600. Just create the datastores on the 1600, add them to the environment, and do the migrations within VMware.


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May 9th, 2016 20:00

do you know emc migration tool for that?

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May 10th, 2016 06:00

It's not a tool from EMC. Storage vMotion is a function in VMware vSphere. You have to have the vSphere Standard license or higher (not Essentials, or Essentials Plus). Use of vCenter is optional but if you have more than a couple of hosts I'd recommend it.

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May 10th, 2016 10:00

I would not suggest any tool for local data migration on Midsize VMware Environment as you can migrate the data off your VNXe3100 to VNXe1600 pretty easily with the help of VMware Storage vMotion (aka svMotion).

Here's what you will need to do, if you have zonned the VNXe1600 to ESXi Hosts already:

1. Plan the LUNs (Capacity) for DataStores on VMware.

2. Create the LUNs.

3. Assign it to the existing ESXi StorageGroup/Hosts.

4. Rescan for the Volume/s on your VMware vCenter.

5. Create the DataStore/s.

6. Migrate a Virtual Machine with Storage vMotion in the vSphere Client/vCenter. [Refer VMware pubs for steps].

One can do this activity without any downtime or impact on production.

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