Hoping I might get some help with this one, unfortunately the support at VM is not top notch when it comes to 3i.
I have a template in LOCATION-US which I need to copy to LOCATION-EUROPE.
Currently, these two ESX servers are managed with seperate VCs.
I have a 2 mb WAN.
The template is 4.5 gb compressed which means approximately 4-6 hours of transfer time.
3i does not have the linux console that made FTPing or SCPing of files easy.
Aside from using the new VI client method which would mean COPYing a file/directory down to my local windows workstation - which un-compresses the template to 20 GBs - and then uploading to my European data store location over the WAN - which now increases my upload time to 20-24 hours.
My only thought is to add my EUROPEAN ESX to my VC and taking over management and then COPYing the template. Can I then simple log into my European VC and take management of that ESX server back without any issues?
Is there a better way?
Is there a way to keep my template compressed to 4.5 gb and still transfer this directory somehow?
Any thoughts/comments would be appreciated.
February 27, 2008 5:20 PM
April 19, 2008 5:55 AM