ENABLEMENT AND ACCELERATION OF LIVE AND NEAR-LIVE MIGRATION OF VIRTUAL MACHINES AND THEIR ASSOCIATED STORAGE ACROSS NETWORKS

  • US 20110179415A1
  • Filed: 01/20/2010
  • Published: 07/21/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/20/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer implemented method for migrating a virtual machine between a source cloud and a destination cloud, the method comprising:

  • mounting at least one temporary storage to a partition management firmware of the source cloud and to a partition management firmware of the destination cloud;

    performing a first storage location migration of the virtual machine from the source cloud to the at least one temporary storage;

    performing a second storage location migration of the virtual machine from the at least one temporary storage to final destination storage of the destination cloud; and

    unmounting at least one temporary storage from the partition management firmware of the source cloud and from the partition management firmware of the destination cloud.

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