Real-time Estimation of vMotion and Replication Assisted vMotion Migration
HCX analyzes migration metrics and provides an estimate of the time required to complete the relocation phase of every configured vMotion, as well as the time required to complete the transfer phase of every RAV migration. For each virtual machine migration, the estimate is shown in the progress bar displayed on both the Migration Tracking and Migration Management pages while the transfer is underway.
The following snapshot shows an estimate of time remaining for the vMotion-based migration to complete.
Here we see a similar estimate for a RAV– (Replication Assisted vMotion) based migration.
Predictive Estimation of Replication Assisted vMotion (RAV) Migrations
For RAV migrations in draft state, HCX uses machine learning to generate an estimate of the time required to complete the migration. The estimate is shown in the progress bar displayed on the Migration Management page. Predictive estimation is available for Early Adoption (EA) with both RAV and Bulk migration.
The following snapshot shows how the user can get a predictive estimate of the time needed for Replication Assisted vMotion (RAV) to migrate workloads of virtual machines in a Mobility group.
OS Assisted Migration (OSAM) with HCX for VMware Cloud
HCX OS Assisted Migrations enable transitions from non-vSphere-based environments to vSphere-based environments. OSAM can now be run in VMware Cloud on AWS and on Dell EMC deployments.
Migrate Custom Attributes for Bulk, RAV, and Cold Migrations
The option to Migrate Custom Attributes now appears in the Extended Options selections for Bulk, RAV, and Cold migrations. Values associated with the attributes are included in the migration.
HCX for VMware Cloud Director with NSX-T
In this release, HCX supports installations with VMware Cloud Director 10.2 and 10.3 with NSX-T 3.1. This feature is supported at destination sites with VMware Cloud Director and a single vCenter Server running NSX-T.
With an ever-increasing demand for flexibility and control of workloads, VMware HCX provides compelling value to organizations around the world. For further informational resources on VMware HCX that provide guidance and additional detail, please consult the following: