Long Distance vMotion in vSphere 6

With the help of dynamically resized network socket buffer, vSphere 6 is capable to support vMotion of a VM across vCenter servers located far apart. Network round trip latency >100 ms (upto 150 ms) is tolerated/supported.

basic requirements to achieve long distance vMotion are as bellow

1) L2 Streched VM Network
2) Multi-site gateway support
3) Secure vMotion network between both the sites

Use cases of Long Distance vMotion

1) Multisite Load balancing
2) Permanent migration
3) Follow-the-sun-scenario support
4) Disaster Avoidance

VMware pushes the envelope with vSphere 6.0 vMotion


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