VMware virtual server migration

This section of our guide explores planning for VMware server migration with VMware ESX and vSphere, using VMware's live migration tool VMotion to perform virtual server migrations and how to correct failed migrations.

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VMware's ESX platform is the most widely adopted virtualization platform in enterprise-level data centers. This section explores planning for VMware server migrations with VMware ESX, using VMware's live migration tool VMotion to perform virtual server migrations and how to correct failed migrations.

Upgrading from VMware Server to ESX 3.5: The pros and cons
While several tutorials walk you through migration of a single server, this tip outlines the process for mass  migration of servers from VMware Server to VMware ESX.

VMware Server to ESX 3.5: Four steps for a successful migration
In the second part of this two-part series on migrating from VMware Server to VMware ESX, expert David Davis outlines  four critical steps in the server migration process, including evaluating your current environment and testing virtual server migrations before you perform them-- in the server migration process. Upgrading Exchange Server? Migrate to ESX
If you move your Exchange Server 2007 into your VMware ESX server infrastructure, you can derive better performance and more storage space. But running Exchange as a virtual server requires specific hardware and can put service agreements in peril.

VMware DRS and VMotion: Improve workload balance, prevent problems
VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and VMotion have the unique ability to work on their own for certain tasks, and together on others such as virtual server migrations. An expert offers his advice on how to get the most out of your virtual machines if choose to run both technologies.

Troubleshooting failed VMware Converter P2V migrations
Performing a virtual server migration with VMware Converter is fraught with potential roadblocks. An expert offers some tips on planning for the migration and troubleshooting tactics to address the issues you may encounter.

How to obtain, configure and use VMotion and how VMotion works
VMware VMotion allows you to perform virtual server migrations between ESX hosts with no downtime. An expert explains how VMotion works, how to configure it for your virtual infrastructure and the scenarios where you should use it.


This was first published in March 2010

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