IT Monitoring Comparison: OpManager, WhatsUp Gold, and Longitude

IT Monitoring Comparison:  OpManager, WhatsUp Gold, and LongitudeIT professionals are constantly on the hunt for technologies that help them automate problem detection, enabling them to be proactive rather than reactive.

Automated IT monitoring – the monitoring of the IT infrastructure and accompanying applications for performance, availability, and capacity problems is a must have in IT’s arsenal.

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Converting Virtual Machine File Formats

One step in migrating between VMware and Hyper-V is to reproduce management features, as we discussed in our post on converting from VMware High Availability to Hyper-V’s Failover Clustering.  In this post we’ll focus on another important step: migrating VMs from one platform to another.

Virtual machines (VM) are made up of a set of files in a format specific to the hypervisor on which they are running.  Some of the files hold an image of the VM, while other files provide details about how the VM should be implemented. Moving a VM to a different host using the same hypervisor is accomplished by pointing the new host to the VM’s files.  However, moving to a different hypervisor is a more complex proposition.

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IT Monitoring Comparison: Solarwinds, PRTG, and Longitude

Monitoring Comparison: Longitude, Solarwinds, and PRTGIT professionals are constantly on the hunt for technologies that help them automate problem detection, enabling them to be proactive rather than reactive.

Automated IT monitoring – the monitoring of the IT infrastructure and accompanying applications for performance, availability, and capacity problems is a must have in IT’s arsenal.

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Converting VMware High Availability to Hyper-V Failover Cluster

In our previous post we discussed the first step to migrating to a new virtualization platform: surveying your existing virtualization environment and determining that migrating is not only feasible, but also that it’s a good idea.  In this post we’re going to look at the specific steps to migrate the High Availability feature from an existing VMware environment to a new Hyper-V environment.

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