A look at Quick Migration

Now that we have our cluster set up, let’s take a look at how we can move a virtual machine from one host to another.  In the current version of Hyper-V, if you want to move a virtual machine from one host to another while it’s running, we use quick migration.  Quick migration causes an outage for the workload we are moving, but as you’ll see from my video, the outage is only a minute or so.  If your plan is to not move your workloads during the business day, quick migration may be good enough for emergencies. If you feel that you are going to be moving workloads during the day pretty often, then live migration will be just what the Dr. ordered.  Live Migration is due out later this year when we ship Server 2008 R2.  I’ll start showing you Live Migration soon, but for now, I want to show you quick migration and what it can do for you right now.

 

I hope this Series on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V has helped.  I don’t have any new content to recommend to you this time, I gave you the most important information in Parts 4 and 5.

I’m in Chicago this week working in their MTC so I hope to have more information about Windows Server 2008 R2 and Live Migration soon.  Keep in mind that R2 is in the Release Candidate stages.  It will be out soon, but for now give quick migration a good look.

This session is one part of a whole series of screen casts around Hyper-V, you can go this link to access the whole series.

So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here! – In Summary

Until next time,

Rob