Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and SAN integration


I recently got a question from one of our front running partners around SAN transfer in Virtual Machine Manager 2008. Unfortunately there’s not a lot of documentation available on this subject (yet) so I thought I’d share with you what I found.

You can use a SAN with VMM 2008 to perform the following types of virtual machine transfers between a source computer and a destination computer:

  • Store a virtual machine from a virtual machine host in the VMM library
  • Deploy virtual machines from a VMM library to a host
  • Migrate a virtual machine from one host to another

More information on how this works and how it should be configured is available at:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc764269.aspx

A short description of the different ways to migrate virtual machines is available on Michael Michael’s blog:
http://blogs.technet.com/m2/archive/2008/05/05/what-are-the-different-ways-virtual-machines-can-be-migrated-using-vmm-2008.aspx