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VMworld 2012 Live Blog of INF-BCO2655 – VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance of Multiprocessor Virtual Machines – Technical Preview

by Harley Stagner on August 30, 2012

This is the Live Blog of INF-BCO2655 — VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance for Multiprocessor Virtual Machines — Technical Preview. You’ll find my recap of the session below.


  • Jim Chow — VMware, Inc. Staff Engineer
  • Srinivas Kotamraju — VMware, Inc. Product Manager
  • Shrinand Javadekar — VMware, Inc. Senior MTS

Shrinand Javadekar has taken the stage and is discussing vSphere availability features to date (NIC-Teaming, HA, DRS, vMotion, storage multipathing, etc.). This session will concentrate on continuous availability with Fault Tolerance.

He goes on to define continuous availability

  • Zero downtime
  • Zero data loss
  • No loss of TCP connections
  • Completely transparent to guest software

One of the major limitations of Fault Tolerance as it exists today is the fact that FT can only protect uni-processor VMs. VMware has reached a key milestone in solving …
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