Making Virtualized Physical Resources Portable

5 pts.
Tags:
Data Center management
Data Center Virtualization
Hyper-V Physical Server
KVM
Virtualization
VMware
VMware administration
Xen
Suppose I have a datacenter with a number of vitualization and cloud-based solutions running at the same time - KVM, VMware, Xen, etc. all of which have type 1 hypervizors and demand the undivided resources of a single physical server. How can I port physical servers from one environment to another without rebuilding from scratch? For example convert an ESX host to a KVM host and back again. What are best options - for example create a boot from SAN for each hypervisor and then reboot to a different SAN to switch physcial server from KVM to VMware. What are other options / solutions? Thanks!

Software/Hardware used:
VMware, RedHat KVM, Xen
ASKED: December 3, 2010  10:48 PM
UPDATED: December 6, 2010  1:56 PM

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As per ur scenario, it is difficult to imagine a full picture from here. If I am not wrong, u want a different option / solution for the same. I hope u heard about RHEV…. I think this can help u to understand the current scenario. But one problem is that, there is necessary of Windows Server 2003 / 2008. But early in coming year, I hope a java based interface will launch instead of using Windows Server 2003 / 2008. For more info:

http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/itanswers/spice/

and I am providing two more link for ur better concept….

http://justinclift.fedorapeople.org/rhel6_vg/chap-Virtualization-v2v-migration.html

www.vcritical.com/tag/rhev/

Thanks–

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