Virtuozzo 3.5.1 Adds Migration Tool
SWsoft is shipping a minor update to its Virtuozzo server virtualization product
for Windows that adds a graphical "physical-to-virtual" migration
tool to help administrators automate the process of moving from a dedicated
physical server to a virtual server environment.
Besides releasing Virtuozzo for Windows 3.5.1, the company has also added an
automated workflow tool to its Virtuozzo Management Tools to help manage end-user
requests for additional virtual servers with pre-determined configurations.
"The new VZP2V physical-to-virtual tool [in 3.5.1 is designed] for administrators
to easily move from a dedicated physical server to a Virtuozzo virtual server…[which]
helps determine what resources a server and application require to ensure that
the virtual server delivers the same performance," according to a statement
from the Herndon, Virginia company.
Meanwhile, the new Virtual Server Provisioning Workflow tool that has been
added to the Virtuozzo Management Tools lets users request new virtual servers.
Administrators can approve or disapprove creation of new virtual servers with
a single mouse click.
version 3.5 of Virtuozzo in November. That update primarily added support
for Intel's EM64T and AMD's AMD64 64-bit memory addressing.
Virtuozzo starts at $1,000 per CPU and the Virtuozzo Management Tools start
at $1,000 per seat for unlimited servers.
Stuart J. Johnston has covered technology, especially Microsoft, since February 1988 for InfoWorld, Computerworld, Information Week, and PC World, as well as for Enterprise Developer, XML & Web Services, and .NET magazines.