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VMware vSphere 5.1 vMotion Deep Dive

vSphere 5.1 vMotion enables a virtual machine to change its datastore and host simultaneously, even if the two hosts don’t have any shared storage in common. For me this is by far the coolest feature in the vSphere 5.1 release, as this technology opens up new possibilities and lays the foundation of true portability of virtual machines. As long as two hosts have (L2) network connection we can live migrate virtual machines. Think about the possibilities we have with this feature as some of the current limitations will eventually be solved, think inter-cloud migration, think follow the moon computing, think big!

The new vMotion provides a new level of ease and flexibility for virtual machine migrations and the beauty of this is that it spans the complete range of customers. It lowers the barrier for vMotion use for small SMB shops, allowing them to leverage local disk and simpler setups, while big datacenter customers can now migrate virtual machines between clusters that may not have a common set of datastores between them.

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, vSphere 5.1 vMotion deepdive- Frankdenneman -

Published Monday, September 10, 2012 6:13 PM by David Marshall
VMware vSphere 5.1 vMotion Deep Dive « VT News - (Author's Link) - September 10, 2012 7:45 PM
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