Virtual machines live migration capabilities offered by technologies like VMware VMotion, Citrix XenMotion or Virtual Iron LiveMigration are one of the wonders of virtualization. But it’s not a secret that these protocols require dedicated, high-performance networks.
So it’s good to know that BreakingPoint, a leader in the network equipment testing space, is now offering an appliance able to simulate VMware VMotion traffic.
Two weeks ago the company announced this new feature on top of their NFS/SMB/CIFS simulators.
Their appliance can reproduce the traffic above up to 40GBps.
It would be nice to know if the upcoming vCenter 4.0 will change the characteristics of VMotion, and if so when BreakingPoint will support the new protocol.