Mobility of virtual machines is a sticky wicket. As open systems infrastructure becomes increasingly virtualized, administrators and managers wish to use the technology to balance workload, ease migration, and provide better availability. Although technology is improving, actually moving virtual machines is not always a piece of cake. Let's lay down a baseline of information so … [Read more...] about Virtual Machine Mobility: Of What, and to Where and in What State?
Before the holidays, I posed a question on Google+ that generated quite a bit of interest and feedback. Now that it has settled down a bit I'd like to summarize the unresolved elements to make FCoE truly a world-class storage interconnect. Setting the Stage FCoE has been a controversial topic in both storage and networking, and for good reason. No one would deny that Ethernet … [Read more...] about Eight Unresolved Questions About FCoE
Consider the following situation: You go to lunch with your good friends, John and Mary. Halfway through a rousing discussion of the latest Hollywood movie, Mary starts talking about the fantastic action sequences while John criticizes the romantic angle. You realize something mine-bending has happened: John now has Mary's personality, and vice versa. It's like they have … [Read more...] about The Terrifying True Story Of Virtual Machine Mobility