vMotion allows you to migrate your running virtual machines between ESXi hosts without any downtime. Shared storage between ESXi hosts is one of the strong requirements for migrating the virtual machines with vMotion. With vSphere 5.1, vMotion allows you to migrate live virtual machines, including memory and storage between ESXi hosts, without any need of shared storage.
Connect to your VMware vCenter Server using the vSphere Web Client.
We'll demonstrate a step-by-step procedure to prepare hosts and virtual machines for vMotion, along with the detailed steps, by initiating vMotion of the virtual machine: