Side-car migration

The side-car migration mechanism is best employed when you have tighter service-level agreements (SLAs) that preclude an extended, multi-hour downtime for your workloads. This process aims to minimize downtime on individual workloads while providing a straightforward roll-back mechanism on a per-workload basis.

For a side-car migration, you must install and configure a new greenfield CDP Private Cloud Base cluster on the second set of hardware, consisting of a few dense storage nodes and several compute nodes. The side-car migration breaks down into the following three major phases:
  1. Building and configuring the new CDP Private Cloud Base cluster
  2. Configuring a replication process to provide periodic and consistent snapshots of data, metadata, and accompanying governance policies
  3. Deploying the workloads onto the new cluster, testing them, and flipping them into a production state after validation

After you move the workloads, disable them on the legacy cluster. You will temporarily have production workloads running across multiple clusters during the migration period.