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Qlogic and VMware extend partnership; demo on migration with Virtual HBA

QLogic Corp. , a leader in networking for storage and high performance computing, today announced it is first to demonstrate VMware virtual machine migration using QLogic® virtual HBA technology. Live migrations allow IT managers to take down a working server, upgrade the operating system or apply patches, and then bring it back up again while users continue to access applications on the server. The demonstration at VMworld is part of a collaboration between QLogic, VMware and its Community Source program to complement server virtualization software with hardware-assisted virtualization. The hardware-assist virtualization technology inside QLogic SANblade® HBAs eliminates the need for ESX administrators to reconfigure SAN functions after live virtual machine migrations.

“Customers are now consolidating more VMs onto a single, physical server,” said Greg Schulz, founder and senior analyst, The StorageIO Group. “NPIV technology helps link worldwide port names to individual virtual machines to enable performance monitoring on a per-VM basis, as well as seamless live migration of VMs without compromising SAN and data integrity not to mention eliminating the need for timely and complex SAN reconfigurations such as zoning or LUN masking changes.”

“NPIV technology for Fibre Channel HBAs provides key benefits such as dynamic provisioning of SAN configuration settings and enhanced quality of service (QoS), thereby enabling SAN administrators to extend their SAN best practices to virtualized environments,” said Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, QLogic Host Solutions Group.

Check out the press release.


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