Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Nov 2009 23:45 UTC
Oracle and SUN Yesterday (today if you're in the US), Sun released the latest version of its virtualisation solution, VirtualBox 3.1. Among speed improvements and other smaller features, the biggest news is that Virtualox 3.1 introduces something called teleportation: you can move running VMs between machines - servers or clients, different architectures, different host operating systems, it doesn't matter to VirtualBox. Coincidentally, this reminded me of an idea I once had about moving running applications between machines.
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Teleporting between different CPU arch.
by flick on Tue 1st Dec 2009 06:22 UTC
flick
Member since:
2006-09-03

It seems that you cannot really move VM between different CPU architectures.

From the UserManual (page 105)

"The hosts must have fairly similar CPUs. While VirtualBox can simulate some
CPU features to a degree, this does not always work. Teleporting between Intel
and AMD CPUs will probably fail with an error message."

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