P2V V2V and V2P migration
- November 22, 2011
Doing a long-distance live migration these days is a Herculean effort, but F5 Networks says it’s time is coming for mere mortals.
- September 22, 2011
Shared-nothing live migration in Hyper-V 3.0 will improve small IT shops’ planned maintenance prospects, but the technology comes with some limits.
- June 10, 2011
The new version of vCenter Converter Standalone will optimize disk partition alignment, Virsto snares $12 million in funding, and VMware partners with Hitachi on cloud services.
- June 25, 2010
Support for KVM server virtualization has grown, but users who make the move from KVM to Xen face a potentially complex migration process and political minefields in the data center.
- September 30, 2009
Microsoft Hyper-V R2 will include live migration and has a lower entry price, but VMware says its memory overcommit feature translates into lower total costs.
- September 09, 2009
VMware, Microsoft et al. offer a free hypervisor. Now Vizioncore has joined the leagues of vendors that offer free virtualization management tools.
- August 28, 2009
Left unchecked, demand for virtual machines can quickly outstrip IT's ability to deliver and manage them.
- August 19, 2009
Microsoft Hyper-V R2's Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) and Jumbo Frames support will improve scalability and speed data transfers, one tester says.
- March 23, 2009
Virtual infrastructure management tools have flooded the market, but only 10 make our expert's list. Learn about the capabilities and benefits of these 10 tools.
- February 03, 2009
Hoping to promote its "Universal Client" vision, VMware has open-sourced the code for the VMware View client; Blade Network Technologies' now features VMready; an option for new Ethernet switches and more.
- November 18, 2008
AMD wants users to be able to live-migrate virtual machines across Intel and AMD CPUs. But VMware and Intel argue it creates instability and performance problems.
- November 06, 2008
For the first time, AMD and Red Hat demonstrated that live migration of virtual machines across AMD and Intel Xeon-based servers is possible. To date, live migration has been possible only between similar processor families.
- September 09, 2008
Microsoft Hyper-V's equivalent to VMware VMotion will be available in the next version of Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V R2, due out in 2010.
- August 19, 2008
After years of pressure, Microsoft has altered its virtualization licensing policy for volume license holders by lifting its 90-day reassignment rule to allow for live migration of virtual machines. But there's a catch.
- April 18, 2007
VMware Converter users say that the free P2V tool works most of the time, but by no means all of the time.
- April 16, 2007
New P2V capabilities in Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery allow IT administrators to easily recover a failed physical box as a VMware or Microsoft virtual machine.
- April 11, 2007
Not every physical-to-virtual migration is achieved using a P2V utility; some IT managers prefer to create virtual machines the old-fashioned way.