AIX in the cloud is now a “thing”.
When moving your AIX workloads from on-prem to the cloud, there are two big-ticket items to initially consider for planning and execution:
- Mapping Resources from on-prem to the cloud equivalent
- Techniques for the actual movement of the images
First, get a list of all the LPARs that are candidates for migration and capture the essential attributes like CPU allocation, memory, storage , IOPS, and expected network bandwidth required for each server. If you attempt to do a straight “lift and shift,” you may or may not be able to do an exact mapping in a pure self-service model. Why? Because cloud vendors typically have “safety caps” on some resources that prevent an untrained cloud user, or a run-away automation script from doing unwanted actions.Continue reading