Red Hat Migration Toolkit for Virtualization Generally Available

Open-source software solutions provider, Red Hat, has announced the general availability of its migration toolkit for virtualization. The migration toolkit would help organizations accelerate open hybrid cloud strategies by making it easier to migrate existing workloads to modern infrastructure in a streamlined, wholesale manner. It would make cloud-native migration an achievable reality.

Red Hat released OpenShift Virtualization in 2020 in an effort to assist enterprises break down application boundaries between traditional and cloud-native workloads. Red Hat took conventional application stacks forward into a layer of open innovation with OpenShift Virtualization, allowing clients to really modernize at their own pace.

As this trend continues, Red Hat is collaborating with clients and partners to modernize and move projects in order to deliver cloud-native capabilities via migration toolkits included with OpenShift. These now include Red Hat’s virtualization migration toolset, which aids in the transfer of large numbers of VMs to Red Hat OpenShift.

It allows businesses to access workloads running on virtual machines more readily while creating new cloud-native apps. Migrations are carried out in a few easy phases, beginning with the provision of source and destination credentials, followed by the mapping of source and destination infrastructure and the creation of a synchronized plan, and lastly, the execution of the migration plan.

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Photo James Labocki, senior director of product management, Red Hat
“Red Hat strongly believes in the power of Kubernetes and Linux containers as the foundation of digital transformation but we know that the leap to cloud-native technologies can be intimidating,” said James Labocki, senior director of product management, Red Hat.

Virtualized Migration

Organizations would benefit from a migration strategy with new on-premise migration analytics features that assist discover possible migration difficulties before executing using Red Hat’s virtualized migration toolset. When selecting VMs to transfer, the virtualization migration toolkit will automatically indicate any potential difficulties and, where feasible, offer instructions on how to resolve them.

To see all VMs associated to certain apps, users may filter them down by names, directories, or other factors. Following the selection of VMs, enterprises may begin their automatic migration, leaving Red Hat to perform the heavy lifting.

  • Migration toolkit for applications – a collection of open source tools for large-scale application modernization and migration. Each phase of the migration process is supported by the tools, which is made up of numerous distinct components. Application platform upgrades, migrations to a cloud-native deployment environment, and migrations from numerous commercial solutions to Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform or the Red Hat version of Quarkus are all supported migrations.
  • Migration toolkit for containers – from a source cluster to a destination cluster, it migrates stateful and stateless applications. The toolkit was created to aid migrate from Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3 to 4, but it may also be used to assist reallocate apps and increase workload mobility between OpenShift Container Platform 4 clusters.

Red Hat is committed to provide the open-source community with the tools and processes needed to assist speed the adoption of Kubernetes by applications and infrastructure. Red Hat and IBM Research unveiled Konveyor earlier this year, an open-source community targeted at modernizing and migrating workloads to the hybrid cloud by developing tools, finding trends, and offering guidance on how to deliver cloud-native transformation throughout IT. Red Hat was able to bring a supported version to life using migration toolkit for virtualization using Konveyor’s tools.

“Red Hat strongly believes in the power of Kubernetes and Linux containers as the foundation of digital transformation but we know that the leap to cloud-native technologies can be intimidating,” said James Labocki, senior director of product management, Red Hat. “With Red Hat’s migration toolkit for virtualization, we’re aiming to make the arduous process of moving your virtual machines to containers simpler and more efficient while minimizing risk.”

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