P2V, V2V and V2P migration

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  • As virtual machine migrations accelerate, don't get left behind

    Workload mobility is a key part of virtualization, and it should continue to get better and become a bigger part of an IT admin's everyday operations. Both Microsoft and VMware say they can improve the speed and efficiency of live migrations. Microso... 

  • PlateSpin

    PlateSpin is a company that provides tools to help with server virtualization, including physical-to-virtual migrations and server workload management.  

  • physical to virtual (P2V)

    Physical to virtual (P2V) is a term that refers to the migration of an operating system (OS), application programs and data from a computer's main hard disk to a virtual machine. 

  • Virtual to virtual (V2V)

    Virtual to virtual (V2V) is a term that refers to the migration of an operating system (OS), application programs and data from a virtual machine or disk partition to another virtual machine or disk partition... (Continued) 

  • live migration

    Live migration is the movement of a virtual machine from one physical host to another while continuously powered-up... (Continued) 

About P2V, V2V and V2P migration

Performing physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual-to-physical and virtual-to-virtual migrations may seem like a simple process that involves merely copying files. But with complex systems like a virtualized data center, dynamic resources like virtual machines and varying workloads, this process requires that you do your homework and evaluate which servers and which workloads should be migrated. This section provides research, advice and step-tutorials on virtual server migrations, the best physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual-to-physical (V2P) and virtual-to-virtual (V2V) tools for your environment and some of the challenges involved in virtual machine migrations.