Move Application Migration
Migrate applications to the cloud in a single click
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There are a number of reasons you might want to migrate a VM manually in or out of a Nutanix AHV cluster. You could be working with a situation not supported by Move, such as stand-alone ESXi without vCenter or no network path from the old hypervisor to the Nutanix cluster. Possibly you want to save a VM's disks to portable storage media and physically transport them rather than push them across the WAN. If you're wanting to move VM data in or out of AHV, the methods have been provided in this article "Transferring Virtual Disks to an AHV Cluster". If you're just looking to migrate current, working VMs from an ESXi or Hyper-V cluster Nutanix highly recommends using Nutanix Move to migrate VMs to AHV. The manual migration methods require attention to detail and generally involve a larger time investment and more downtime to complete the move. I won't go into full detail on the steps, that's already done in the article I linked, but I will highlight that for any VM you’ll need VirtIO
We are planning our AHV migration and would like to migrate about 75% of our VM’s (~400) during their negotiated patch outage windows to minimize how many app teams get to set our schedule for us. Most of these outage windows are in the 3AM time frame. We would like to find an automated/scripted way to do the cutover so that we can set a job to run that script overnight during that window. I’ve seen some REST calls that look like they could do it. Has anyone actually done it? If so, would they mind sharing a sanitized snippet of their Powershell/REST code? Thanks in advance!
You may be familiar with using Nutanix Move to migrate VMs into an AHV cluster, or you may have imported VMs to AHV manually following this method, but what if you want to take your VM out of your AHV cluster to use in a non-Nutanix ESXi cluster, or to deploy on Hyper-V or KVM? Note I said non-Nutanix ESXi cluster. If you have a Nutanix ESXi cluster and an AHV cluster it’s much easier to use Async DR migration since this kind of cross hypervisor DR migration is fully supported from Prism. If you need to export your VM from AHV to another hypervisor there is a documented procedure provided. Here we will be using the articles “AHV | How to access VM disk files on Nutanix container” and “AHV | How to migrate user VMs from AHV to Hyper-V/VMware ESXi/KVM”. The first article covers reviewing your VM configuration from ACLI to identify the VM disks which are named by their UUID, and then how to collect those files using the SFTP protocol on port 2222. The second article describes using th
I am trying to add Hyper-V host to Move to migrate the VMs. But after adding the host, VM inventory are not loading(Shows 0 VMs) . When i try to refresh i get below error: Failed to get inventory for source ' '. [ApiName="Get VM", HypervisorErr="[Cmd="Get-VM | Select-Object -ExpandProperty DVDDrives | Select ControllerType, ControllerNumber, ControllerLocation, Path, SupportPersistentReservations, VMName, VMId | ConvertTo-Json -Compress | Out-File -FilePath C:\Users\xtract\AppData\Local\Temp\executeCmd385362813\Ouput.json", ErrorMsg="exit status 1", Location="/root/workspace/xtract_vm_qcow2_builder_prod/go/src/hypervisor/hyperv/hyperv_agent/utils.go:96", Stderr="#< CLIXML <Objs Version="220.127.116.11" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/powershell/2004/04"><Obj S="progress" RefId="0"><TN RefId="0"><T>System.Management.Automation.PSCustomObject</T><T>System.Object</T></TN><MS><I64 N="SourceId">1</I64><PR N="Record">
Hi This is my first blog entry and therefore I would like to introduce myself briefly. My name is Omero Muscio, I have been working at Amanox Solutions in Switzerland as Presales Engineer for a little more than half a year. This means that I mainly take care of the customers' technical concerns, create sizings, carry out PoCs and go to the customer to carry out post-sales activities. How-To Cancel Stuck Move Migration Plan: With Nutanix Move 3.3.1, we had the error twice at our customer's site that the migration plan did not fail after manual abort, but hung up. With the help of Nutanix Support, we were able to quickly find a solution to this problem. Log in to the AHV VM via SSH or in the console. Username: admin PW: nutanix/4u enter rs,this is similar to sudo or su From now on you are logged in as root@move. Now we connect to the Postgre database: postgres-shell to open the PG-Shell psql -d datamover to get into the corresponding PSQL shell With the help of the command select mpuui
Considering using Nutanix Move to migrate your environment to AHV but confused regarding the compatibility and firewall requirements Let’s break the information to help you plan your migration smoothly The following guide lists the firewall requirements and the ports to be opened for the Nutanix Move Move firewall Guide So what should be the AOS version and the supported Source Hypervisors which are supported and recommended by Nutanix? Go through the compatibility matrix below to give you a better idea regarding the compatibility of Nutanix Move with a different hypervisor Move Compatibility Matrix Are there any limitations for Migration? Yes there are few limitations which should be kept in mind before using Move Move limitation Have a query regarding Nutanix Move? Start a conversation in the Move Application Migration forum
Thinking of migrating your workload from a different hypervisor to AHV but confused regarding the timeline. Migration of large data is always a time-consuming process and should be planned effectively. Nutanix presents you with an estimated time taken for migration of different workloads with a different configuration. Planning your maintenance window for the migration? Go through the link mentioned below to get an estimate idea regarding the time taken for migration and plan accordingly. Move Migration Guide Have a query regarding Move? Start a conversation in the Move Application Migration forum
Hello all,05 months ago, I faced from some difficulties to perform P2V to AHV for UeFi servers : I performed P2V using VMware Converter to migrate to an ESXi server; and after I used “move” to migrate to AHV. While booting the VM, I saw a black screen and nothing else appeared on the screen.As I said above, it happened 05 months ago; At this time, Nutanix did not support migration of Uefi servers yet.Since the release of AOS5.11 and Move 3.3, Nutanix supports the migration of Uefi servers (As explained in the release notes).So I migrated AOS to the latest version (5.11.1) and used Move 3.3.1 to perform migrations of 03 servers that use Uefi.In spite of that, the VMs displays nothing while booting...even if I wait for several minutes, I get nothing.In PRISM, I switched the boot mode to BIOS and after to Uefi, but I got the same results.In vCenter, I switched the boot mode to BIOS before performing migration. After Migration (using Move 3.3.1), the results are the same. Could you help me
Nutanix Move (Move) is a cross-hypervisor migration solution to migrate VMs with minimal downtime. Let’s say you have a range of Virtual Machines with a different operating system in your environment and now confused which Virtual Machines are supported by Nutanix Move for Migration. There are different types of Migration and the pre-requisites regarding the supported OS can change for different types. ESXi To AHV. ESXi to ESXi. AWS Migration. Hyper-V to AHV. Interested to know more Nutanix Move? Go through the Move Guide Move Guide Confused regarding Nutanix Move or have a query regarding the functionality? Drop a comment and let’s have a discussion. Start a conversation in the Move Application Migration forum
Want to shift to an AHV cluster but worried about the migration of your UEFI boot enabled VMs. The latest version of Move 3.3.0 now supports migration of UEFI enabled VM. So what all you need if you want to migrate your virtual machines using Move AOS version should be 5.11 or above Move version should be 3.3.0 or above The UEFI VM should be supported by AHV Please check the compatibility matrix for the UEFI Supported VM before proceeding.Compatibility Matrix Interested to know more about the technology? Go through the guide Move User Guide Start a conversation in the Move Application Migration forum
I have a Hyper-V VM that I want to migrate to our Nutanix AHV cluster. This VM has a C Drive and 2 ISCSI mounted drives that are mounted within the VM through the Windows ISCSI Initiator. Will Move migrate those 2 disks as well or do I need to plan to copy data after the migration has taken place?
Nutanix Move is a cross-hypervisor migration solution to migrate VMs with minimal downtime supporting three types of sources for migration: migration of VMs running on an ESXi hypervisor managed by vCenter; migration of EBS backed EC2 instances running on AWS; migration of VMs running on a Hyper-V hypervisor. Nutanix Move also supports the migration of AWS EC2 VMs to AHV on the Nutanix cluster. You can perform the following operations with Nutanix Move. Migrate powered on or powered off VMs. Note: For AWS, the migration takes place in powered on state. For ESXi, the powered state is retained. Pause and resume migration Schedule migration Schedule data-seeding for the virtual machines in advance and cut over to a new AHV cluster Manage VM migrations between multiple clusters from a single management interface Sort and group VMs for easy migration Monitor details of migration plan execution even at the individual VM level Cancel in-progress migration for individual VMs Migrate all AHV c
We are excited to announce the release of Nutanix Move 3.3.0 Nutanix Move 3.3.0 is released and the bits are available on the Portal for Download. [list] [*][url=https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/NutanixMove]Move 3.3.0[/url] [*][url=https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Release-Notes-Nutanix-Move-v330:Release-Notes-Nutanix-Move-v330]Release Notes[/url] [*][url=https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Nutanix-Move-v33:Nutanix-Move-v33]User Guide[/url] [/list] New features included in this release are : [list] [*]Support for VM migrations with UEFI boot mode [*]Support for migration of VMs with French & Japanese language settings in Hyper-V [*]Version 2 of Move APIs for simpler consumption and integration [*]Stability and security improvements [/list] Be one of he first to download and share your experience in this forum :thumbsup:
Current, I using AWS (Amazon) for store our company server Now I bought Nutanix Server for using in Local company I want to migrate AWS to Nutanix, but in actual, Operation system which I using in AWS is Windows Server 2008 Standard R2 Can I move it? and please guideline me for this action Thank you so much!
Hi Guys I am trying move a VM from my ESXi Environment to my AHV ENvironment using Nutanix Move. I am able to add the source, but it doesnt pick up any VMs and when i run a refresh i get the following error: Failed to get inventory for source(ESXi Name). Please assist
Trying to migrate two Windows VMs with Move 3.2 from ESXi to AHV. in the VM Preparation section after adding the credentials "migration rediness" is Pending and the error message shows "2 VMs are not ready for migration." What would cause the VMs not to be ready for migration? the VMs have in production for several months.
Hello, I am trying to use nutanix xtract to move a windows server 2016 machine to nutanix. I have a local admin and disabled UAC and rebooted the computer. When i put in the local admin account and it trys to verify it tells me UAC is enabled. I have checked and rechecked. Logged in with different accounts to ensure UAC is disabled and rebooted multiple times. What am I doing wrong? Thank you
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