• VMware savings hindered by backup, ESX license costs

    Virtualization promises big savings, but don't expect any miracles.

    Alex Barrett2,785 pointsBadges:
  • VMware Server 2.0: Paving the way to ESX Server adoption?

    Currently in beta 2, VMware Server 2.0 offers cool new features. It may also ultimately prompt small and medium-sized users to purchase ESX Server.

    d11111915 pointsBadges:
  • VMware tweaks ESX pricing for hosting providers

    The new VMware Service Provider Program (VSSP) is the company's first foray away from perpetual licenses for its ESX virtualization software.

    Alex Barrett2,785 pointsBadges:
  • VMware shops reluctantly plan the move from ESX to ESXi

    Users still on VMware's ESX hypervisor prepare to make the switch to ESXi, but not without trepidation. VSphere 4.1 is the last VMware release to support the ESX Linux-based management console.

    Alex Barrett2,785 pointsBadges:
  • Choosing a virtual disk type for VMware ESX: Raw, thick and thin disks

    VMware ESX virtual machines use three disk types for file storage: raw, thick and thin disks. Here's how to determine which disk type makes most sense for your VMware infrastructure.

    Eric Siebert1,215 pointsBadges:
  • In-depth ESX Server service console partitioning and provisioning

    Any VMware ESX Server service console partitioning scheme needs to be tailored to organizations' specific needs, but the scheme outlined here's a good starting point.

    tt1111330 pointsBadges:
  • Streamlining the VMware Management Assistant: User accounts and FastPass

    If you haven't used it already, you may want to give the VMware Management Asssitant (vMA) a try. It is a remote command-line utility that allows you to use many of the same commands you can currently run on ESX. In part two of this two-part series, we go over configuring user accounts and enabling...

    mike11275 pointsBadges:
  • VMware shops weigh ESX vs. ESXi

    Migrating from ESX to ESXi can be a hassle, but forward-looking users say there are clear management benefits from using the slimmed-down hypervisor.

    Alex Barrett2,785 pointsBadges:
  • VMware revs ESX to 3.0.1

    Four months after launching VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3), the company announced the first major revision to the enterprise virtualization platform.

    Alex Barrett2,785 pointsBadges:
  • Support concerns repel user from free VMware

    At a crossroads between the free VMware Server and ESX, a five-year veteran of server virtualization ponders whether VMware support for the free version will be enough to support his production environment.

    Alex Barrett2,785 pointsBadges:

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