2009-03-23 10:37 AM
I know this may be a complicated and very detailed queston but I'm just looking for a general idea of what is all involved in converting a VDI infastructure from FCP to NFS. Keep in mind I have about 2100 VDI instances. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
2009-03-23 11:00 PM
In short, data migration. Your options revolve around....
Hopefully helpful -- just let me know if anything above doesn't make sense.
2009-04-02 07:10 AM
I suspect you have a very high number of FC LUNs. Likely the biggest gain would be the ability to place a much greater number of VMs per data store. Many fewer objects for you to manage. Andrews suggestions on how to migrate were right on. I am curious which of the techniques you think you would likely use to migrate?
2009-04-02 07:13 AM
Phew....that's a lot of VM's/a lot of datastores....NFS would be nice if only for that. There's also some future-looking stuff posted in the reply here.
And finally, RCU 2.0 may be invaluable for you (single-file FlexClone for fast VM rollouts integrated into a VirtualCenter GUI).