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Live Migration for GPU-Accelerated Virtual Machines

Increased uptime and availability are critical in today’s 24/7 world. However, consolidation, maintenance, and upgrades are a necessary part of your infrastructure lifecycle management, making this especially challenging. Live migration of GPU-accelerated virtual machines (VMs) was once a painful process involving significant resources planning, testing, staffing, and scheduling. Today, it can be done with minimal disruption or downtime—only with NVIDIA virtual GPU (vGPU) solutions.

How it Works

How it Works

Live migration in NVIDIA GPU-enabled VDI environments lets the IT administrator move a running virtual machine from one physical server to another, with minimal downtime and no loss of data. During the workload migration, users continue to have access to applications they need, ensuring the highest productivity.

Max Productivity, Minimal Disruption

Max Productivity, Minimal Disruption

Some of the benefits of live migration include:

  • Minimal Business Disruptions. Perform server maintenance like hardware replacement, upgrades, or software updates, without scheduling downtime.
  • Improved Server Density. Manually load balance users and consolidate common profile types for better density.
  • Optimized Infrastructure Utilization. Move VMs to another host to enable a host and GPU to be used for compute after hours.
  • Increased Agility. Take advantage of insights from NVIDIA virtual GPU solutions monitoring coupled with migration to ensure a quality user experience with high availability.

High Availability is a Necessity

Server Updates On Your Own Time

Server Updates On Your Own Time

"From a management standpoint, it’s a game changer. The Meltdown and Spectre BIOS came out yesterday and the next day, I was able to immediately make it a simple, during the workday, BIOS update. Normally this would be a 10-11 PM task on my own time."

-Jeremy Stroebel, IT Director, Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf

Continuous Uptime for Users

Continuous Uptime for Users

"XenServer patching was once a nightmare taking a month or requiring several hours of downtime. With the live migration feature from Citrix and NVIDIA, I can provide a great user experience and still have the flexibility to keep my environment more secure and stable. And I can even do it within working hours without downtime."

-Tommy Stylsvig Würtz Rasmussen, IT specialist, Holstebro Kommune

Healthy Servers, Happy Users

Healthy Servers, Happy Users

"XenMotion support on vGPU is very critical as we are a global company running almost 24 hours a day with a really short service window. Now I have the flexibility to take a host out of production without any issue. With today’s security issues like Meltdown and Spectre, this is a must have to keep our environment patched and safe!"

-Rody Kossen, Senior System Engineer, AWL-Techniek B.V.

Making Migrations Simple and Less Costly

Now your users can enjoy their graphics accelerated applications on virtualized desktops without interruption, and IT can ensure high availability.

Citrix

Citrix XenMotion Technology for Live Migration

XenMotion enables IT to migrate live NVIDIA GPU-accelerated VMs with no impact to the user and no loss of data. This means that IT can perform critical services like workload leveling, infrastructure resilience, and the upgrade of server software, without any VM downtime. Customers have reported faster and more efficient migration processes - taking as little as 2 seconds - without interruption to end user workflow.

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VMware

VMware Suspend and Resume Technology for Migration

Migration technology for VMware-enabled virtual environments lets IT suspend running NVIDIA vGPU-powered vSphere virtual desktops and resume them on a compatible infrastructure with minimal end-user interruption and no data loss. At the same time, they can preserve desktop and application states.

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