[SOLVED] Bulk live migration possible?

Leah

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If I open the context menu for a node I have the option to migrate all VMs to another node in a bulk mode. This migration seems to be an offline migration as the VMs are just stopped and restarted on the new cluster node. Is it possible at the moment to do a bulk migration but in live mode, so that there is no downtime?
 
If I open the context menu for a node I have the option to migrate all VMs to another node in a bulk mode. This migration seems to be an offline migration as the VMs are just stopped and restarted on the new cluster node. Is it possible at the moment to do a bulk migration but in live mode, so that there is no downtime?

Interesting, when I use bulk migrate, it does it live with no downtime. Do you have shared storage?
 
Interesting, just tried it again (third and a fourth time). And now it indeed does a live migration. Strange, maybe this was related to the problems I had with the node and why I tried to migrate the VMs from this node to another. So for the moment the question or problem seems solved. (Classic case of "at the moment you ask it works again or you find the solution") Thanks anyway :)
 
Interesting, just tried it again (third and a fourth time). And now it indeed does a live migration. Strange, maybe this was related to the problems I had with the node I tried to migrate from. So for the moment the question or problem seems solved. (Classic case of "at the moment you ask it works again or you find the solution") Thanks anyway :)

I have seen live migration fail from time to time, sometimes the VM gets shutdown and started on the other node and ive seen situations were it goes into a error state as well. 90% of the time its solid and there are no issues.
 
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