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Disabling VMotion on an ESX/ESXi host (1010376)

Details

To disable VMotion on an ESX/ESXi host, you must edit the host configuration so that VMotion is not enabled on the virtual switches or vNetwork Distributed Switches used by the host.

Solution

To disable VMotion on a virtual switch:
  1. Log in to vCenter Server using the vSphere Client and select the host in the inventory.
  2. On the Configuration tab, select Networking.  
  3. Click Virtual Switch to display the virtual switches for the host.
  4. Locate the virtual switch that has a VMkernel port group configured for VMotion, and click the Properties link.
  5. On the Ports tab, select the port group that is configured for VMotion and click Edit.
  6. On the General tab, deselect the Enabled check box for VMotion.
  7. Click OK to close the port group Properties dialog box, and click Close to close the vSwitch Properties dialog box.
To disable VMotion for a host on a vNetwork Distributed Switch:
  1. Log in to vCenter Server using the vSphere Client and select the host in the inventory.
  2. Click the Configuration tab.
  3. Click Distributed Virtual Switch to display the vNetwork Distributed Switches for this host.
  4. Click Manage Virtual Adapters.
  5. Select the virtual adapter that is configured for VMotion and click Edit.
  6. Deselect the Use this virtual adapter for VMotion check box.
  7. Click OK.

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