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VM Transfer workflow

There are two sets of use cases:

  1. Within a development team
  2. Within IT

Development teams:

Developers carry between one to three VM’s on their laptops. They often transfer them to other developers/QA Engineers in their own team, or other teams for integration testing.

IT (regular file transfer, no streaming):

IT receives a VM that is packaged and ready for deployment – either developed by an in-house/contracting application development team, or buys it from an external vendor.

The VM is transferred to a staging (pre-production) fileshare from which it can be loaded on to one or more test servers.

When the app within the VM passes acceptance tests, it is transferred to a production fileshare, from which it can be loaded on to one or more production servers.

The VM can also be transferred to archival storage.

Written by paule1s

September 9, 2009 at 9:57 pm

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