Can you describe live migration? How does it compare to ESX?

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Can you describe live migration? How does it compare to ESX? This question is from the 5/14 Microsoft Virtualization Chat on ITKnowledgeExchange.com

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Live Migration in Windows Server 2008 R2 works the same as how Vmotion works in ESX. The VMs should be in a cluster with shared storage. Once the migration is initiated, an active memory copy is done, the final clean up finished, and a sub-second switch over is completed.

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