16.3.8.3. Instance performance degrades after migration

For instances that use a NUMA topology, the source and destination Compute nodes must have the same NUMA topology and configuration. The NUMA topology of the destination Compute node must have sufficient resources available. If the NUMA configuration between the source and destination Compute nodes is not the same, it is possible that live migration succeeds while the instance performance degrades. For example, if the source Compute node maps NIC 1 to NUMA node 0, but the destination Compute node maps NIC 1 to NUMA node 5, after migration the instance might route network traffic from a first CPU across the bus to a second CPU with NUMA node 5 to route traffic to NIC 1. This can result in expected behavior, but degraded performance. Similarly, if NUMA node 0 on the source Compute node has sufficient available CPU and RAM, but NUMA node 0 on the destination Compute node already has instances using some of the resources, the instance might run correctly but suffer performance degradation. For more information, see Migration constraints.