TU9 ESX High Availability with VMotion, HA, and DRS

October 19th, 2010

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Prerequisite: None

Greg Shields

MVP, vExpert

Author Evangelist


Even years after its initial release, VMotion today is still crazy cool. A technology that enables running virtual machines to relocate onto different hardware, VMotion is the must-have technology for every virtual environment. But did you know that many IT shops rarely ever use VMotion? Others want to, but find that they’ve designed their environment improperly, making VMotion less effective or even impossible. Avoid those mistakes and continue your path to becoming an ESXpert by joining Greg Shields in this exploration of VMotion’s lesser-understood side. Greg explains the complex limitations of VMotion that create gotchas down the road. He demystifies VMware’s HA and DRS solutions, add-ons to VMotion that add intelligence to the live migration process. He shows you the right way to build your virtual environment to actually make VMotion useful for protecting your virtual machines. And he sends you home with a checklist for reviewing your own vSphere configurations to prevent a failure down the road.