Learn HCX – Topic 7- Steps to Migrate Virtual Machines using HCX

In last blog we learned type of migration we have in HCX. Today  we will come to know about  the steps involved during migrating virtual machine from on premises to cloud

You need to log in to on premises virtual center , Go to home page and click HCX


Go to migration  tab  in right pane and click migrate virtual machineHCx2

On left hand side you will see the data center details of your on premises virtual center. Select the cluster from where you want to migrate the virtual machine. On right hand side you will find the name of the virtual machine from that cluster

Select the virtual machine which  you want to migrate to cloud. You also need to define the migration option shown in below screen shot. You have to specify the destination cluster, destination datstore , Type of disk provision and most important is type of migration (vmotion or bulk migration) and select or verify the correct VXLAN where you want to place your machine. Once you define all option click next.

HCX3Verify  the values and click finish to start migration. We have select vMotion so it will the live migration. If you select the bulk migration please speci fy the cut over time else machine will be fail over immediately after replication.


Monitor the task till it gets complete.

Related Topics:

Learn HCX – Topic 1 – What is HCX (Hybrid Cloud Extension) ?

Learn HCX – Topic 2 – What are the Components of HCX?

Learn HCX – Topic 3 – How to Obtain Activation Key for HCX?

Learn HCX – Topic 4 – Deployment and configuration of HCX

Learn HCX – Topic 5 – Site Pairing and Deploying Fleet Components

Learn HCX – Topic 6 – Type of Migration

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