A Guide to Hyper-V Live Migration

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jun 25, 2010


Live migration takes place between two Hyper-V hosts. According to author Michael Otey, in this Windows IT Pro guide, Live migration is probably the most important technology that Microsoft has added to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2, as it enables virtual machines (VMs) to be moved between Hyper-V hosts with no downtime.


Live migration enables virtual machines (VMs) to be moved between Hyper-V hosts with no downtime.

"Live migrations can be manually initiated, or if you have System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 and System Center Operations Manager 2007, you can run automated live migrations in response to workload. You need to complete quite a few steps to set up two systems for live migration, and I’ll guide you through the process. First, I’ll explain how live migration works. Then I’ll cover some of the hardware and software prerequisites that must be in place. Finally, I’ll walk you through the important points of the Hyper-V and Failover Clustering configuration that must be performed to enable live migration."

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