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P2V Orchestration in Virtualization and Cloud business (IaaS) model Disclosure Number: IPCOM000212211D
Publication Date: 2011-Nov-04
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During the conventional way of P2V (physcial to virtual) migration there are several 'unknown' and 'unpredictable' components that impact the Clients and support Organizations. We are replacing all those unknown and unpredictable components by all known and predictable components in a smarter way of getting the same Virtualization benefits called P2V Orchestration.

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P2V Orchestration in Virtualization and Cloud business (IaaS) model

To achieve Virtualization benefits and get rid of legacy physical servers, Organizations tend to follow the conventional Virtualization
solution which is P2V (physical to virtual) migration.

P2V-migration (physical to virtual- migration) of legacy systems with the given real production environment constraints is a complex process.

Whilst we cannot negotiate with the production environment constraints, need is realized to invent a new system and method that can still
achieve the same benefits as that of with the P2V-migration system but with reduced complexity and replacing 'unknown and unpredictable'
components with 'known and predictable'components.

Known conventional solution (on the high level) , the image of the physical server is collected, migrated into the virtual environment
and converted as a Virtual system.

During this migration phase, there are various steps that are performed on the image collected called 'grooming' to make the image
compatible according to the virtual environment i.e. identifying and disabling the processes that do not run in virtual environment,
identifying and disabling the services that do not run in virtual environment etc.

The migration would potentially fail without such steps performed i.e. grooming.

This grooming is initially 'unknown' as each image is unique,varies from case to case and unless the issue is encountered the resolution
cannot be provided in most of the cases and hence...