You can move all the virtual machines from one ESX/ESXi host to other hosts in the same cluster. This ability is useful to unprepare a host, or to perform maintenance on a host without affecting running virtual machines.

Disable the host.

1

Click the Manage & Monitor tab and click Hosts in the left pane.

2

Right-click the host name and select Redeploy all VMs.

3

Click Yes.

vCloud Director puts the host into maintenance mode and moves all of its virtual machines to other hosts in the same cluster.