RE: VMotion as failover solution

  • From: "Allen, Brandon" <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: LS Cheng <exriscer@xxxxxxxxx>, "oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:39:19 +0000

I think that's almost right except that vMotion itself doesn't provide 
automatic failover - you need their HA product specifically for that and from 
my understanding they consider vMotion and HA to be two separate things 
although they may be bundled together depending on what package you buy.  The 
diagram at the link below shows that vMotion is included with "vSphere 
Standard", but you have to buy "vSphere Enterprise" to get their "High 
Availability" and "Fault Tolerance" products:

Here is another link that might help clarify the differences:

You'd probably be best speaking with one of their sales people (and have them 
include a tech resource too if possible) to get the details for your specific 



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