Basic admin tasks using Web Client – enhanced vMotion

One of the coolest features in vSphere 5.1 is enhanced vMotion. Enhanced vMotion is in fact combination of standard vMotion and storage vMotion in one process. Sounds good but someone can ask what’s the advantage ? Well, one can migrate live VM between ESXi hosts without shared storage. Is this cool 🙂 or what ?


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[box type=”warning”] Note: enhanced vMotion is available only in vSphere Web client, standard vSphere client does not support enhanced vMotion[/box]



  • ESXi servers must be managed by the same vCenter server
  • ESXi servers has to be connected to the same Layer 2 network
  • ESXi servers has to be within the same datacenter object in vCenter server directory
  • vSphere Web client must be installed and configured

In below gallery you can find a screens from enhanced vMotion process using vSphere Web client.

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).