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Disaster Recovery From VMWare to OpenStack

asked 2016-09-22 14:49:32 -0500

santunez_cl gravatar image

Hello Guys

In a Datacenter I have VCenter 5.5 with iSCSI Storage. In my Secondary Datacenter, I have Openstack in Red Hat and I need to know if is possible replicate VM from VMware to OpenStack in a situations of problems (Lost Connection, Failed Storage, etc)

Thanks for your comments.

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answered 2016-09-23 01:08:31 -0500

If the application was a distributed system that handled the failover and replication independent of the virtualization platform.

I do not know if there are any box solutions for failing over at the VM level. Getting VMware VM converted to a KVM VM would take awhile and conversions are not reliable enough for a failover situation. There is never fail software which basically copies the application data to another server. When one service goes down, neverfail starts the process on the back up service and changes the presentation IP, but that is all done a the application layers.

I suppose the Openstack deployment could have the vcenter driver added to a nova compute. Then the VMware VMs can be replicated using something like vsphere replication. Nove using the driver can power on the replicated VMs on ESXi in the DR so no conversion is needed.

https://github.com/openstack/nova/tree/master/nova/virt/vmwareapi (https://github.com/openstack/nova/tre...)

http://docs.openstack.org/kilo/config-reference/content/vmware-vmdk-driver.html (http://docs.openstack.org/kilo/config...)

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answered 2016-09-23 02:18:21 -0500

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Yes its possible. You may read more about it here : https://cloudbase.it/coriolis-v2-draas-and-cloud-migrations/ (https://cloudbase.it/coriolis-v2-draa...)

You may contact us for services, enquiries@informology.my

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