VMotion resource maps provide a visual representation of hosts, datastores, and networks associated with the selected virtual machine.

VMotion resource maps also indicate which hosts in the virtual machine’s cluster or datacenter are compatible with the virtual machine and are potential migration targets. For a host to be compatible, it must meet the following criteria.

Connect to all the same datastores as the virtual machine.

Connect to all the same networks as the virtual machine.

Have compatible software with the virtual machine.

Have a compatible CPU with the virtual machine.


The VMotion map provides information as to whether VMotion might be possible, and if not, what an administrator might do to remedy the situation. It does not guarantee that a particular VMotion migration will be successful.