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VMware vSphere Essentials by Christian Stankowic, Kunal Kumar

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Long-distance vMotion

Hosting virtualized multi-tier applications is a common challenge for vSphere administrators. The need is to have the resources close enough to the end-users, to fulfill speed requirements. On the other hand, another often requested requirement is to spread workloads to alternate computing resources. This is often needed to fulfill complex disaster scenarios requirements to avoid any unplanned downtime.

VMware overhauled its proven vMotion technology to address the following eliminating demands:

  • Stretched cluster architectures (metro clustering)
  • Hybrid cloud setups
  • Multisite load-balancing

This technology allows vMotion operations over network connections with up to 100ms Round Trip Time (RTT) latencies. Previous vMotion implementation ...

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