Don’t we all remember when we witnessed our first vMotion and realized which awesome things this made possible in virtualization?! In vSphere 6 vMotion even got better!
vMotion version history
First I’d like to give a short overview about what was already achieved in previous versions of vSphere.
- Multi-NIC vMotion
Migration time reduced by making Multi-NIC vMotion possible.
- Stun During Page Send
Stunned source machine if needed to progress pre-copy phase of vMotion, so the memory modification rate stays below the precopy transfer rate and the pre-copy will eventually succeed.
- vMotion without shared storage
Allows for moving the VM simultaneously to another computing & storage resource at the same time.