VM Software Management

Examples and use cases of virtual machine (VM) software management

With the right tools, virtual machine (VM) software management can streamline your VM configuration, creating more efficient processes and expanding capabilities. An example of an application to manage VMware is Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, which can be used for a variety of needs. Below are some example use cases to illustrate VM management needs.

VM software use case #1: Migrating VMware workloads to the cloud

When it comes to migrating workloads to the public cloud, there can be many challenges and complexities. Here are some of the main issues that businesses encounter when considering cloud adoption:

  • Having to deal with complex application and infrastructures, along with applications that aren’t compatible with each other.
  • Security and networking concerns, which can affect how a cloud platform is adopted.
  • Delays when it comes to system readiness for certain applications.
  • Losing time and resources associated with maintaining off-premises infrastructure. This can often lead to business delays and disruptions.

By using VMware HCX, Oracle Cloud VMware is able to avoid many of these issues and more by using an abstraction layer built on top of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). By rebalancing workloads and simplifying application migration, HCX can help to ensure business continuity across data centers and clouds.

VM software use case #2: Hybrid cloud

To maintain reliable and consistent operations for a hybrid cloud, it’s necessary to perform HCX-assisted bidirectional migrations between the on-premises data center and the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution.

Using a disaster recovery solution to protect the VM provides the following hybrid cloud advantages:

  • Enjoy better price performance by having the application on-premises and the database tier in Oracle Cloud VMware Solution.
  • The ability to migrate between a variety of vSphere-based clouds.
  • Migrations that have zero downtime or application dependency mapping.
  • Simplify a disaster recovery solution, such as Oracle Cloud VMware Solution for an on-premises SDDC stack.

VM software use case #3: Business continuity and disaster recovery

In order to protect an organization from data loss or a catastrophic data center event, it’s important to have a disaster recovery plan in place as a best practice. This can help to minimize downtime and resume business practices as soon as possible after a disruption occurs.

The Oracle Cloud VMware Solution uses VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM), Recovery Time Objective (RTO), and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) as part of its disaster recovery plan. With a single-click option, this disaster recovery solution automates the transfer of VMs to another location.

Disaster recovery is essential to ensure business continuity in the face of disruption, because it restores applications, data, and other IT systems quickly. VMware SRM with Oracle Cloud VMware Solution can be used to offer a reliable and agile disaster recovery plan.

Oracle VMware Solution can be used in the following instances for disaster recovery:

  • Maintain business operations and continuity for applications and data in the event of a disaster.
  • Offer a solution to recover data after a cyber attack.
  • Keep systems, hardware, and software running with little to no disruption after an event.
  • Ensure that backups meet the RTO and RPO defined by the business.
  • Replatforming
  • Lower cost compared to an organization building and maintaining its own infrastructure.

Necessary virtual machine software tools

Management software for virtual machines accelerates processes and provides greater efficiency for tasks such as scaling and migration. In the examples above, we explored how Oracle Cloud VMware Solution provides such capabilities for VMware. To learn more, check out Oracle Cloud VMware Solution or discover Oracle’s own free virtual machine software Oracle VM VirtualBox.