What has to be done to a snapshot to make it work on the virtualised platform?
Deep Voodoo. We apply a number of ‘overlays’ to the snapshots in order to make them function smoothly in their new environment. This includes everything from installing storage and network drivers, supporting software for the Virtualisation environment, network configurations, test agents, disabling hardware-specific monitoring agnets, and application-specific changes to make them work in their new environment. This is all done automatically, every single day, and doesn’t need any involvement from the customer at all.