The startup 5nine Software, which emerged from the stealth mode in June 2009, announced its third product: Migrator for Hyper-V.
Their first solution, P2V Hyper-V Planner, is a physical to virtual migration engine that also performs some capacity planning, by comparing the consolidation plans in case you use VMware or Microsoft hypervisors.
Migrator is a superset of the P2V Hyper-V Planner, which attempts to merge the capacity planning, P2V migration, and ongoing placement optimization in a single software. It makes a lot of sense.
It integrates with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 and performs the following tasks:
- Automatic provisioning of virtual machines
Provisions virtual machines that are used for migration; all parameters of such virtual machines are calculated as part of the migration plans.
- Hardware pre-processing
Performs analysis of the physical machines, and identifies factors preventing successful migration and suggests corrective actions utilizing comprehensive built-in Knowledge Base. It helps to increase the rate of successful P2V conversions.
- Automated P2V Migration Jobs Processing and Migration Helpers
When performing actual migration of physical machines – alerts system administrator of the actions to be taken to complete successful migration in case physical machine was not migrated automatically (e.g. offline migration instead of online, installing required Service Packs or modifying the software/drivers installed, etc.