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VMware

Account Permissions

Firewall

All hosts in all Clusters connected to Sandwich Cloud Zones must allow the following firewall rule VM serial port connected to vSPC.

All hosts must also be able to communicate with the Sandwich Cloud Metadata Service.

VMotion

Regular

Feel free to VMotion VMs to different hosts to balance out your clusters.

Warning

VMs must be kept within the same Compute Cluster. If they are not Sandwich Cloud may loose track of the VM and any action performed may result in unexpected behavior.

Storage

DO NOT Storage VMotion VMs. If you are migrating to a new datastore please see Migrating Datastores.

Maintenance

Migrating Datastores

Regions

Migrating a Region's Image Datastore requires a new Region to be created. This requires building out the new Region, importing images and redeploying VMs and Volumes.

  1. Create a new Region connected to the new Image Datastore
  2. Create new Zones in the new Region and enable scheduling.
  3. Enable scheduling into the new Region.
  4. Disable scheduling into the old Region.
  5. Import images into the new Region.
  6. Deploy replacement VMs into the new Region.
  7. Decommission Zones in the old Region.

Zones

Migrating a Zone's VM Datastore requires a new Zone to be created. This requires redeploying VMs and Volumes into the new Region.

  1. Create a new zone connected to the same Compute Cluster but with the new VM Datastore.
  2. Enable scheduling into the new Zone.
  3. Disable scheduling into the old Zone.
  4. Deploy replacement VMs into the new Zone.
  5. Delete the old Zone.
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