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P2V, V2V and V2P migration News
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.
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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. Continue Reading
Many compatibility issues can arise when moving VMs to the public cloud. Watch out for compatibility problems with partitions, OSes and image formats to ensure a smooth migration. Continue Reading
To migrate a VM and its dependencies from a local data center to a public cloud, use the forklift method to prepare the VM for migration, deploy the right tools and import. Continue Reading
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Before migrating back on premises, do your research on potential expenses, like licensing costs and egress charges, and consider investing in a migration tool. Continue Reading
Microsoft makes it easy to migrate Azure VMs to Hyper-V, but there are some post-migration cleanup tasks you need to complete before using the VMs in production. Continue Reading
Before you migrate from Hyper-V to VMware, you should take a comprehensive inventory, set an agreed-upon schedule and communicate the potential impact to all relevant parties. Continue Reading
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Traditional VMware vMotion migration relies on hardware similarities. VMware EVC mode enables live migration despite differences, but it can have an effect on performance. Continue Reading
An effective live migration setup is key to a complete Hyper-V configuration. Consider these expert recommendations, such as limiting concurrent live migrations, to ensure success. Continue Reading
Download and install Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter to gain access to several PowerShell commands that enable VMware VMDK to Hyper-V VHDX conversions. Continue Reading
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VMware's DRS is able to move virtual machines from an overloaded host to one with more space -- as long as there are no hiccups. Administrators can prevent any miscues by being prepared. Continue Reading
SCVMM 2012 R2 no longer supports P2V, but Microsoft didn't leave virtual administrators completely in the dark. Continue Reading
VMware makes moving a VM from one datastore to another simple with Storage vMotion, but the details of how the feature works are more complex. Continue Reading