The first step was to get the single node working on an NFS share. Then be able to use KVM Live Migration to move the VM from one KVM physical server to another. the first test is to do this while a MapReduce job was running. We set up along running MapReduce job, and before setting up the second machine, test out the hadoop VM which was exported from an Ubuntu 11.04 server. The KVM server running the hadoop VM is Centos 6.2. Here is the Jobtracker information below from the MapReduce test job.