I have two vSphere environment:
- one composed by a vCenter 4 and two Esx Host 4.0 sharing a clustered datastore (VMFS3) and several virtual machine
- one composed by a vSphere 5 and two Esxi Host 5.0 sharing a empty clustered datastore (VMFS5)
Both datastore are configured on SAN LUN and I need to migrate the VM from first environment to the second. I thinked the following scenario:
I publish the LUN of first datastore to vm Esxi 5.0 Host and I mount the VMFS3 datastore on it while it's mounted also in the two Esx Host 4.0.
For each VM (while the others remains up) I shutdown a VM and I copy them from VMFS3 datastore to VMFS5 datastore, upgrade and power on
Can i execute the first step? Are there better methods to execute the migration of VM in this environment?