I am attempting to migrate an ESX cluster sitting on traditional storage and HP hardware to our new Nutanix node. The goal is that we have to make this a live migration before resorting to cold methods.
I am aware of the NFS whitelisting method and shared nothing cold migration, however the shared nothing live vmotion migration is not working for me and I was hoping one of you guys knew why. We are using the web browser to do shared nothing vMotion (svMotion + vMotion) in one go.
The error message that I get when trying to vMotion from the old cluster to the new cluster is that the source and destination hosts are not eligible for simultaneous storage and compute vMotion
Here is the set up
Both clusters are in the same vCenter 6 - Windows
HP DL 380 G5 (Penryn Generation)
ESXi 5.1 U3
1 GB network
VSS - vlan 66
Nutanix (Sandy Bridge Generation and Ivy) - EVC enabled for Sandy Bridge mode
10 GB network
VDS - vlan 66
Is it because VSS can't talk to VDS? We attempted to create a dummy VSS on the nutanix cluster and ran in to the same error.
We did not try changing the Nutanix cluster EVC mode from Sandy Bridge to Penryn - is this why?
We would like to exhaust all resources of doing this live before attempting to do this with downtime.