Tag: Virtual Machines

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You need to move your data over to enjoy the benefits of an externally hosted VMware virtual cloud server at Liquid Web. This step-by-step guide helps you prepare to move your data to a virtual machine (VM) hosted with Liquid Web. It provides an overview of the process, so you know what to expect. Our technicians are available every step to help.

Before you start, it is best to have a migration strategy session between Liquid Web and your team to ensure the most effective migration for you. It helps to review the amount of data you need to move, the nature of the data, its current role, age, and cleanliness. By doing this at the start, you can determine the ideal method of moving your data along with any migration tools you might need to make the process as painless and efficient as possible.

The migration strategy session establishes a team comprised of representatives from your organization and Liquid Web. At least one person from your organization must have administrator credentials for your server.

While this article focuses on moving data across the internet, it is possible to move data via other methods. For example, for some of our clients, it is easier and faster to transfer their data to a mobile storage device such as a thumb drive or portable hard drive and ship the storage device to us to upload.

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What is VMware ESXi?

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VMware ESXi is a bare-metal hypervisor software installed on servers that can use the physical hardware to create one or more virtual machines (VMs). It is an operating system-independent hypervisor based on the VMkernal operating system that interfaces with agents that run on top of it. ESXi stands for Elastic Sky X Integrated.

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What is Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)?

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With the increased digitization of everyday life and broader adoption of cloud computing, virtualization has become one of the pillars of today’s Internet. Virtualization technology enables us to create virtual instances or virtual machines of operating systems, networks, and virtualized storage devices, significantly automating and simplifying IT processes, improving scalability, and significantly decreasing costs. Overall, it enables us to reduce the amount of used physical resources/servers by separating various processes onto multiple, customizable virtual machines.

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Virtualization as a concept is experiencing more utility in recent times due to its ability to offer improved efficiency and scalability while reducing costs. Over 90% of businesses use server virtualization, and more organizations have begun exploring other types of virtualization, including desktop, application, and storage virtualization.

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What is SFTP?

Secure file transfer protocol (SFTP) is a network protocol that runs encrypted data communication between two systems over Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). It is similar to secure shell (SSH) and is often referred to as SSH File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or Secure File Transfer Protocol.

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What is VMware?

VMware is a company that develops software for virtual machines, including software for VMware Workstation, VMware Player, and VMware Server. VMware software is compatible with Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.

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VMware’s virtualization products are an excellent solution for application development teams. Unfortunately, it is all too common for members of developer teams to proclaim something works on their machine when tests, bugs, or deployment issues inevitably crop up in a project. Virtualization offers a solution to these problems by allowing developers to code, test, and deploy their changes in a consistent environment.

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VMware is one of the most used virtualization tools in the world. Whether you are using it on the private vs public cloud, there is no denying that VMware is an important tool for businesses.

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Do you need to deploy new virtual machines (VMs) several times per day? Is the manual creation of each instance becoming tedious? If that is the case, then VMware templates are for you!

A VMware template is a master copy of a virtual machine and includes things like the:

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Introduction

If you're invested in the world of web development, you might have already heard of containerization and all its advantages or even enjoyed them yourself by using one of the many available containerization solutions. It’s not an exaggeration to say that software containerization has changed the world, just as the change from bare metal to virtual machines (VMs) did. 

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