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27 September, 2006

HOWTO vmotion From Dell 2850 to Dell 2950 (woodcrest)

A VmWare community forum article about VMotioning between two different Dell physical server.

Thanks mcallistera!

We bought some new Dell 2950's with the woodcrest (5160 or 51xx) chipset to replace our "old" Dell 2850's. Our desire was to vmotion all our VMs from the old gear to the new gear as we replaced each server. Virtual Center dashed our hopes as we quickly ran into "CPU of destination host is incompatible" problems when attempting the VMotion. As most people know, vmotion between CPU's with different instructions can be problematic and there are apparently a couple of different approaches to overcome the incompatibility. The first approach: Tell virtual center to not test for CPU compatibility. This is NOT supported, and from what I've read VMWare support will be upset if you open a service request after doing this. But... According to this thread http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=372856 you simply put [ read all... ]