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SVMotion Syntax

This is nothing earth-shattering; I just needed to record the syntax for the SVMotion command in the Remote CLI so that next time I need it six months from now, I’ll have an easy reference.

Here’s the syntax:

svmotion --datacenter=<DC Name> --url=https://<FQDN of VCMS>/sdk
--username=<Username on VCMS> --password=<Password> --vm=[<Source
datastore>] <Path to VMX file of VM>:<Destination datastore>

If any parameters have spaces in them—like the datacenter name or the path to the .VMX file—you’ll need to enclose those parameters in single quotes.

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