Best Practices for Sun Storage 6000 Series and 2500 Series Arrays: VMware Storage VMotion

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Executive Summary

VMware Storage VMotion, allows the user to perform live online migration of a running VirtualMachine's disks, or disk files from ESX Server's perspective, from internal disk drives on a server, within and across storage arrays without the need for downtime while maintaining transaction integrity. The key difference between traditional live storage migration and Storage VMotion is that Storage VMotion can perform live online migration of the entire operating system, including Swap or page files and any virtual machine related configuration and log files, from one storage device to another. The purpose of this paper is to provide guidelines and best practices for using VMware Storage VMotion with Sun Storage 6000 series, including the new ST6580 and ST6780, and the Sun Storage 2500 series storage arrays.

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