Monitoring Migration

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Monitoring Migration

You can monitor VirtaMove application migration and tethered containers using VirtaMove Tether Monitor, which is located in the Windows Taskbar.

You can use VirtaMove Tether Monitor to:

  • monitor the activity of a tethered container

  • view the live Tether log for a tethered container in order to view activity and any errors

The Tether Monitor icon spins when information is being copied from the source machine to the destination machine, for the duration of the activity. If you place your cursor over the static icon, a popup displays when the last activity occurred.

A container must be docked and tethered to monitor it.

You must show icons in the Taskbar and allow tray icon notifications to use VirtaMove Tether Monitor.

To Show the Tether Monitor Taskbar Icon and Allow Notifications

  1. Right-click the Taskbar, and then select Properties.

  2. Turn the icon for Tether Monitor On.

  3. Click Customize Notification Icons.

  4. Click Show Icon and Notifications for Tether Monitor.

  5. Click OK.

To Access VirtaMove Tether Monitor

  • Do one of the following:

  • Click the VirtaMove icon in the Windows System Tray, or

    • Click Start>VirtaMove Corp>Tether Monitor.

To Monitor a Tethered Container

  1. Click the Tether Monitor icon in the Taskbar.

  2. Select the tethered container in the Tether Monitor list, and then select Live Tether Log. The live tether log is displayed for the selected container.

  3. Do any of the following as appropriate:

    • To view the live Tether log for another tethered container, select another container; the Tether log toggles to the other container.

    • To view when the last activity occurred for a tethered container, place your cursor over the Tether Monitor Icon in the Taskbar. The last activity is displayed in a popup.

To Exit VirtaMove Tether Monitor

  1. Click the VirtaMove icon in the Windows System Tray.

  2. Select Exit.

What Happens if a File Isn't Copied?

The tethering process will fail to copy a file or any file under a folder from the source machine if, for example, a file is locked on the source machine by a service or a running application or if the connection to the source machine is lost. If this occurs, the tethering process will not mark such a file as "COMPLETE" until the file is physically copied over from the source machine.

If the application requests a file that was not successfully copied over previously, the tethering process will continue to try to copy the file from the source machine until the copy operation is successful.