vMotion Architecture, Performance, and Best Practices in VMware vSphere 5

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August 24, 2011

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This white paper presents a brief description of the vMotion technology, performance enhancements in vSphere 5, and performance implications of this technology with data from a wide variety of Tier 1 application workloads. It also presents the data that quantifies the performance differential between vSphere 5 and vSphere 4.1. Finally, it describes several best practices to follow when using vMotion.