Cross vCenter vMotion: Free your workloads across your datacentres with VMTurbo
What’s your vMotion Story?
If you have worked in IT for long enough, then you will have a vCenter vMotion story. The very first time you saw vMotion work. And the slow realisation about how it was going to change our jobs forever.
For me, I had been playing around with VMware Workstation and Microsoft Virtual PC, but we were trying out VMware ESX (version 3 I think) in our lab, and my colleague asked if I wanted to see something ‘interesting’.
We had a window open running a continuous ping and the virtual machine moved from one physical server to another with no disruption of service. For one of the pings, a little latency, but the virtual server basically didn’t really blink. I was so flabbergasted, I ran the vMotion for myself. About ten times. At one point, I ran a remote desktop session to the server and kicked off the vMotion while I was typing in notepad. Started switching off hosts to prove the virtual machines had indeed moved and this wasn’t a trick. I was like a…
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