I am pleased to announce the availability of a whitepaper co-authored with John Nicholson, Workload Migration Strategies with VMware Cloud Foundation. This whitepaper provides guidance on how to move existing application workloads, running on your legacy vSphere infrastructure, into your VMware Cloud Foundation based private cloud. It covers two common migration approaches and includes live migration options for workloads that cannot afford downtime as well as warm or cold migration options for less critical workloads. For each approach, it provides an overview, a discussion of the architecture, and a step-by-step example for implementing and performing the migrations. At the end of the whitepaper, I also discuss some often overlooked guest VM settings that can potentially impact your migration.
In addition to introducing you to the whitepaper, I’d also like to invite you to join us at VMworld Europe 2019 to learn more about Cloud Foundation workload migration strategies. Be sure to join us for a workshop session Operating the Ultimate Hybrid Cloud with VMware Cloud Foundation [HBI1519TE]) where we will discuss the HCX migration methods covered in the white paper in more detail. Also, feel free to join me at the meet the expert’s session to ask me your workload migration questions.
I look forward to seeing you at VMworld and helping you begin your migration journey to the hybrid cloud.