Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation For Servers: Vmware Migration

A recent finding by IDG in 2011 found that over 70 percent of customers surveyed are either
already deploying a dual virtualization vendor strategy, or have concrete plans to do so1.
With the maturation of the virtualization market and the emergence of alternative virtualization
platforms, VMware customers are recognizing the advantages of deploying Red Hat
Enterprise Virtualization either as a second virtualization platform to coexist with VMware
vSphere or as complete replacement. Many customers begin this deployment by moving
some or all of their Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual servers into the Red Hat Enterprise
Virtualization environment and then evaluate their virtual servers running Windows.
To assist enterprises in deploying and migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, there
are a number of proven tools available from Red Hat and third-party vendors that automate
the virtual-to-virtual migration of virtual machines (VMs) from VMware to Red Hat Enterprise
Virtualization. And since Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization offers most of the enterprise
management features with a similar look and feel as vCenter, system administrators who
are experienced with VMware find the transition to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to be
In all cases, customers are realizing the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization benefits of greater
choice through open source, better performance and security, improved workload density,
and lower cost of ownership. This paper summarizes benefits and provides an overview of
the steps required to move your Linux and Windows VMs from VMware to Red Hat
Enterprise Virtualization.