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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook by Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

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Live-migrating virtual machines with VMM 2012 SP1

Live migration is a feature that got a huge improvement in VMM 2012 SP1 due to the following Windows 2012 capabilities:

  • Live migration between two isolated Hyper-V servers (with no shared storage).
  • Live migration within cluster nodes.
  • Live migration between nodes of two different clusters.
  • Live storage migration: You can migrate the VM files (for example, VHD/VHDX, ISO, and VFD files) to update the physical storage, or to address bottlenecks in storage performance. Storage can be added to either an isolated Hyper-V host or a Hyper-V cluster, and then the VMs can be live-migrated (moved) to the new storage.
  • Live VSM: You can use live system migration (VSM) to migrate both the VM and the storage in a ...

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