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Migration of VMs between OnApp clouds

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    Roman Strazhnyk (Product Manager) (Edited )

    Hi 

    This is not currently planed, but we have implemented several new features that would allow to migrate VSs. Also a feature to Migrate VSs from vCloud Director and vCenter Servers to KVM is planned.

    Cloud Motion allows buyers and users to move virtual servers between locations. This requires them to be subscribed to two federated zones which have CloudBoot Integrated storage. When buyers or users move their virtual server, a target server is built from the same template as the source VS and with the same configuration, but at the selected location. Then, the disk of the source VS is replicated to the target VS. After the replication process is complete, the source VS is deleted from the source cloud.

    https://docs.onapp.com/display/federation/How+Cloud+Motion+Works

    OnApp allows hot and cold migration of virtual servers:

    • Hot migration - the migration of virtual servers between compute resources that share common data stores (or data store zones)
    • Cold migration - the migration of virtual servers and disks between compute resources with local storage or across compute zones

    https://docs.onapp.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=53320690

    You can migrate disks to other data stores, which are allocated to the same Compute resource. Unlike VS migration – disk migration requires reboot of the VS (despite the template it is based on). You can only migrate disks to data stores in data store zones assigned to your billing plan.

    • The following disk migration scenarios are applicable: from LVM data store to LVM data store; from LVM data store to Integrated Storage data store; from Integrated Storage data store to LVM data store. This feature is not applicable for SolidFire storage.

    https://docs.onapp.com/display/AGM/Migrate+Virtual+Server

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    Reliam Engineering

    We would love to see this feature as well.

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    David Hughes

    Yes, "convert to template" or a manual dd of the vdisk isn't really good enough.  How about import / export support for OVF to simplify migration and provide interoperability with the other platforms out there.

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    Andre van Vliet

    +1 from me.


    Beyond what's already been said: it would also be great if the exports would be usable for imports on any architecture. For example the ability to move from Xen to KVM, as well as the ability to switch from SAN storage to Integrated Storage.

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    Steven Craig

    We would like this for the new Cloud federation so a client could move VM(s) between our own clouds or our cloud(s) in the federation from other companies.

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    Scott

    Unfortunately at this time, we will not be implementing this feature in the foreseeable future.

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