I am trying to find an alternative means for hosting a virtual machine (at work we have a server that hosts our virtual machines currently running on a Xen Server 6.5 host).
My questions is, is there a way to share the virtual machine/session across to another host out side of the network to one of our locations have have a better network speed (our main office is currently dual DSL connections....). In ~3 months we will have 100M symmetrical so it won't be as much a hassle when working remote as it is now when 3-4 of us are running on the server remote (locally works great since well we are local), but I enjoy being able to go home from time to time.
Currently remotely the main virtual machine is a single windows VW (Windows 7 to be more specific), but we also have a few Linux guests as well for software testing/writing). The Windows Guest is mainly uses for Windows specific APPs as most of our machines are Linux based.
I am open to having a different host than Xen.
We have btsync and a couple other services set up for the file sharing to a couple people as a test for the file side of the sharing, but any and all help or directions would be appreciated.
*****main host***** *---local network ---> local connections * ****Secondary host (remote location with better internet connection...) *----->serves up the sessions to the guests with remote connections still accessing the same "guest" that the local network had
This in turn allows the user to have a better connection to the VM depending on where they are at and which they connect to.... This also could act as a failover if the main or secondary were to go down...
"_ I am looking for something where the guest is hosted from the best host per say, similar to load balancing of a web server. For example in the case of working locally we would use the local server. Once done we could close the connection or end the session. Once getting home or remote from the office we could access the remote server to dish up a similar session to the one we left at the office, this would also in-turn i guess be basically a backup of the main host. I am adding an edit above to make it more clear hopefully...._"