Posts Tagged ‘vmotion’

Enhanced vMotion: Killer feature or just a tick in the box?

At VMworld 2012 vSphere 5.1 was introduced. One of the features is “Enhanced vMotion”. Using Enhanced vMotion you can migrate between “shared nothing” hosts. Yes, you can now migrate live between local storage and shared storage as VMware has combined the storage vMotion and vMotion all-in-one. Cool new feature that can’t be missed, or just another tick in the box to keep up with Hyper-V in the announced Microsoft 2012 server?

Enhancements on vMotion called “Enhanced vMotion”

What a catchy name! šŸ˜‰ So what does it do? Well, for one it allows you to Read the rest of this entry »

Long distance Vmotion a fact

Today was announced that long distance vmotion is now officially supported by VMware up to a distance of 200 kilometers. A team-up from Cisco, VMware and EMC did some tests, proving the posiblities. Long distance vmotion is basically the vmotioning between two remote datacenters, enabling follow the sun, follow the moon, or evacuating a datacenter anticipating on a soon-to-be-disaster (“theĀ tornado is coming”).

Of course some limitations apply.Ā  ThingsĀ like maximum latency of 5ms round trip and minimum bandwidth of 622 Mbits/sec apply, but still! LongĀ distance vmotionĀ is a fact, and I guess will soon be accepted as an enterprise solution just like normal vmotion has.

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