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Today the question was asked if VMware supports migrating a virtual machine with Storage vMotion between NFS and VMFS datastores.

It appears no documentation is explicitly stating whether or not it is supported.

The official answer is Yes, VMware supports Storage vMotion between NFS and VMFS datastores. Please note that VAAI hardware offload is not leveraged as the data is moved between Filesystem and block based storage.

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Frank Denneman

Frank Denneman is a senior technical marketing architect within the Cloud Infrastructure Product Marketing group at VMware. He is responsible for resource management in general, with a focus on distributed resource management, Storage IO Control and the vMotion platform.