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Migrating from ESX to ESXi

paul_sprague

I currently have a VMware ESX 3.5 Virtual Infrastructure that will be migrated to vSphere 4.1.  I am running version 1.2 of SMVI that runs outside of Virtual Center.  As I understand it version 2.0 is integrated into vCenter.  Beside that I need to also install the Host Utilities but ESXi hosts do not have a console so how do I acheive the same functionalities such as MBRAlign to align VMDK blocks in ESXi.

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keitha

As you indicated, VSC will manage the ESXi hosts for settings and paths instead of the Host Utilities Kit. Unfortunately MBRalign needs a service console. Are you useing FC, ISCSI or NFS for connectivity to the NetApp? We are working on a new tool that will allow alignments on ESXi, until then you will have to either align the VMs with a ESX server before moving them to ESXi or perhaps look at a 3rd party alignment tool that aligns from inside the VM.

Keith

bjornkoopmans

Hi Paul,

All functionalities of ESX host utilities (including MBRAlign) are included in VSC, and more. 🙂

Kind regards,

Bjorn

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