Is there a generally accepted way to migrate a virtual machine that runs vSphere from one host to another without vMotion?
I have a small two-machine vSphere installation. There is no shared storage, and even if there was, vMotion is not licensed on the installation.
I can use the vSphere Update Manager to upgrade one host, but when I attempt to do the other host, it fails:
The host vm02.enets.local has a VM vSphere with VMware vSphere Update Manager or VMware vCenter Server installed. The VM must be moved to another host for the remediation to proceed.
Normally I would just shut the VM down and migrate it while it's offline. But of course, if I do that to the vSphere machine, I will lose the ability to migrate because it's the vSphere server that provides that functionality.