RackWare – Workload Migration (RMM) – Part 1
Migrating Application and Database Servers from on-prem to Cloud is really challenging. Current era organizations are focusing to stretch towards Clouds to optimize their workloads. This puts immense pressure on IT Architects and administrators on how swiftly and smoothly they can migrate servers to the Cloud.
After the migration, the next challenge is to have an optimal DR (Disaster Recovery) Strategy. The best practice would be replicating the servers to different regions. There are many tools in the market to address these challenges, but RMM is a great tool to address migrations and DR strategies.
RackWare Migration Manager (RMM) is a third-party application that we employ as a Cloud Migration and Disaster Recovery solution. RMM is compatible with all of the major cloud providers including Oracle, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud, and can also be used in On-premise scenarios.
The product consists of the following areas :
- Discovery and Analysis
- Workload Migration
- Disaster Recovery and Backup
At a high level, the RackWare CloudMotion process consists of:
- Provisioning of the RackWare RMM Instance
- Setup network ingress and egress rules allowing communication between source and target networks.
- Initialize and license the RMM Server then start the RMM Service
- Configuring SSH connectivity between the source and the target server
- Create Cloud User and Policies
- Create and configure a ‘Wave’ within the RackWare Admin UI (User Interface)
This figure illustrates how the RackWare Bridge provides the IP Aliasing.
- RackWare Migration Manager
- RackWare Migration Manager (RMM) BYOL
- RackWare Disaster Recovery (SMB)
As a partner, to obtain licensing for POC purposes we can email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a 30 day trial license.
- Install the software from the yum package to RedHat Linux and derivative operating systems (eg Oracle Linux and CentOS).
- Import image from OCI block storage
3. Provisioning from an OCI Marketplace image
In this article, we covered only product overview and deployment methods. In the next article, we will cover the installation and configuration part of the RMM server.