Data Backup and Recovery

Mount existing SnapClone to another ESXi host


We are on Snapcenter: 4.1.1 P4

vCenter: 6.0.0 9313458

ESXi: 6.0.0 10474991

VM Guest: 2012R2


I have multiple ESXi hosts and and Windows VM's.

I have a specific VM that is a SQL server and it has regular VMdk's and also snap clones from a production SQL VM. The clones are mounted from a datastore sc-123456789 (these are the .mdf files and clones from production) and another one is sc-987654321 (these are the .ldf files and clones from production).


I need to move the VM from Host 68 to host 69 but can't because some of the the vmdk's are on snap clone luns from datastores sc-123456789 & sc-987654321 and are only mounted to the ESXi host the VM is currently running on and no other ESXi hosts have these datastores mounted.


My question is, how can I mount the snapclone datastores sc-123456789 & sc-987654321 to another ESXi host so I can vMotion the guest VM to another host?


Or is that even possible??


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