5. Creating and Managing vApps : 5.1 Migrating Workloads to a vCloud : 5.1.1 Migrating Physical Workloads to vSphere
5.1.1 Migrating Physical Workloads to vSphere
Physical machines cannot be directly migrated to a vCloud datacenter because of limitations such as device drivers, any hardware dependencies, and the static attributes of a physical system. vCloud requires virtualized workloads. Apart from the basic virtualization foundation, a fully implemented vCloud datacenter also requires availability, scalability, resource pooling, and VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS). The first stage of moving a physical machine to a vCloud datacenter is to virtualize it on vSphere.
Figure 7. Migrating from a Physical Machine to a vSphere Virtual Machine