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More XenMotion at Citrix's blog

I met with group of consultants and sales people for a large systems integrator a few weeks ago to discuss server virtualization with Citrix XenServer. During the discussion, someone asked for a demonstration on XenMotion. Unfortunately I did not have the hardware with me at the time needed (two XenServer hosts) to show a demonstration of live migration of virtual machines with XenMotion. After that meeting it occurred to me the best way to have a demo of XenMotion available any time is to post one up on the Official Citrix Blog.

XenMotion is a feature of Citrix XenServer Enterprise that gives an administrator the ability to move a running virtual machine from one XenServer to another. Virtual machines can be moved from server to server without service interruption for zero-downtime server maintenance. Administrators can move running application work loads to take advantage of available compute power.


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Dress me up in my new threads
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grease my hair
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