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vMotion and Storage vMotion News
February 27, 2015
VMware's February announcements focused on the features of the upcoming vSphere 6 release, but some cloud news also caught interest of the VMware faithful.
October 25, 2010
VMware's efforts to reach out to small and medium-sized businesses have borne fruit, says the company. But SMBs want more than just vMotion from a lower-cost licensing package.
August 10, 2009
Microsoft says VMware ESX costs too much, especially now that Hyper-V R2 includes free Live Migration. Can VMware beef up ESXi free edition to rival Hyper-V R2's functionality?
vMotion and Storage vMotion Get Started
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Long-distance vMotion is a feature that allows virtual machines to be migrated over long distances with a maximum round-trip latency time of 150 milliseconds. Continue Reading
VMware Cross vCenter vMotion is a feature introduced in vSphere 6.0 that allows virtual machines (VMs) to switch from one vCenter Server instance to another to change the compute, network, storage and management of the VM concurrently. Continue Reading
The vSphere virtualization platform underwent significant renovations in storage and infrastructure management with the 6.0 release. Here's what you need to know. Continue Reading
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Long-distance vMotion eliminates practical geographical limitations by raising the round-trip latency limit. Continue Reading
Before plunging in to use the new VVOLs storage architecture feature in vSphere 6, check to see whether it passes your compatibility requirements. Continue Reading
VMware's vSphere 6 is one of the first major products to support NFS 4.1, but the benefits may not outweigh the risks to use this storage protocol. Continue Reading
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You can now move virtual machines between vCenter instances that aren't a part of the same single sign-on domain with the upgraded PowerCLI cmdlets. Continue Reading
VMware vSphere 6 increases the latency cap and allows VM migrations across continental distances, but there are certain requirements for long-distance vMotion. Continue Reading
The need for higher availability with legacy applications makes for a significant design challenge when using the vSphere Metro Storage Cluster feature. Continue Reading
Problem Solve vMotion and Storage vMotion Issues
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Setting CPU affinity on a VM will probably cause performance to degrade and make the VM much harder to manage. Continue Reading
A quirk in older ESX/ESXi versions will not result in a prompt rename of a VM until it has moved to another data store. Continue Reading
When a VM is being moved with VMware Storage vMotion and the migration doesn't execute properly, there are several ways to pinpoint the problem. Continue Reading