Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Continued: Storage vMotion via PowerCLI

I spoke before about Storage vMotion via PowerCLI, and today I got to put it into practice. It works, *but* there's a small thing: It doesn't do thin provisioning on the fly, as far as I can tell. So if you had a thick VM, and you wanted to make it thin, normally via the interface you get an option to do thin provisioning during the Storage vMotion. The Move-VM statement has no such feature yet (I think, at least I couldn't find it). Some searching around told me that the awesome LucD posted a function on poshcode to get the thin provisioning into Move-VM (sort of). I haven't tested it out yet, but it seems to be what I needed.

Oh and for my own reference: If I want to move all vm's from "cluster1" to the New-Storage datastore:

Get-Cluster cluster1 | Get-VM | Move-VM -Datastore(Get-Datastore "New-Storage")

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