RTFM Education – Virtualization, VMware, Citrix

Nov 10 2006   8:41AM GMT

VMworld Session Review: VMotion between Apples & Oranges

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

This was a very interesting session. It took my already good knowledge about some of the processor compatiablities to a new level. I would strongly urge those who were unable to attend this years VMworld to review the PDF of PPT when you have time (I’ll make an announcement when that happens so you hear about it ASAP)

So I didn’t know there was such as thing SSEE3 (yes, that’s right not just SSE3 but SSSE3). Some of the AMD processor incompatiabilites were new to me.

On the downside – whilst we were given some insights into that mysterious “Advanced” button for CPU masking – and pointed to a KB article. I still think there isn’t enough information out there for people to seriously to give-it-a-go. This is kinda of deliberate on VMware’s part. It’s like they don’t trust us to NOT to screw it all up. Hence the pat recommendation of “contact VMware Support for assistence”

But hey, your a confident guy aren’t you? And you just love screwing things up and getting burned, dontcha?

Anyway, Americanisms aside – you will be glad to know that I have taken the decision to try and galvanise some of the Forum members who have been intelligentally experimenting with this feature. Because of the hardware involved this can’t be a one-man-rtfm-effort. It’s going to take a community response. If VMware won’t or can’t give us all info we need – we’re going to figure out for ourselves.

Were not so dumb after all, huh?

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