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CPU compatibility override for VMotion

To do a fast POC, we did :

  • Pick all test boxes and VM'ed them one by one: time taken 3 days!
  • Take a cat 5e cross cable and setup your VMkernel port traffic
  • Do trunking, or as your Net admin to do so; we had DMZ and Secure VLANs
  • Setup a seperate DL 320 box for Virtual Center 2.0.1 and VMware Converter
  • CPU problems for VMotion we fixed as below

This applies specifically for HP G4 (regular dual socket xeon boxes) machines and G5 (typical multicore boxes)! so please don't just do it and DO NOT EVER DO THIS IN PRODUCTION! Your production machines must comply with the compatibility since this you need to do for every VM and that is not the right way to go ab out it, we did this just for a fast POC:

and voila, you can do and demo VMotion to your management!

Also check this important KB articles which John Troyer points to.


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