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ESXi 3.5

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November 9, 2008  10:44 PM

VMware Update 3 is out! Vizioncore will be releasing VRanger support for ESXi 3.5 soon!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX 3.5, ESXi 3.5, hot VM backup, live virtual machine backup, Vizioncore, VMWare, VMware Update 3, vRanger

Hi folks, VMware Update 3 is now out and it addresses quite a few outstanding issues. You can read about the resolved issues in the release notes here. With VMware Update 3 out now once again you should...

August 3, 2008  10:46 PM

Citrix XenServer also Available for Free



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Citrix, ESXi 3.5, Hyper-V, Virtualization, VMWare, XenServer, XenServer Express Edition

Amongst all the hype about Hyper-V and VMWare's ESXi 3.5, I think a lot of people tend to forget about the other offerings out there. Hyper-V is essentially free, available for a very low cost if you buy the Windows 2008 version with it on it. Frankly, I don't know why you would buy the version...


August 2, 2008  8:16 PM

Bare Metal Hypervisors



Posted by: Raj Perumal
bare metal, bare metal hypervisor, Citrix, Citrix XenServer, ESX Server, ESXi, ESXi 3.5, Hyper-V, hypervisor, IT consultant, IT Consulting, Level 1 hypervisor, level 2 hypervisor, Microsoft, Virtualization, VMWare, XenServer

With Hyper-V out now, the virtualization marketing machine from all the different virtualization companies is in full swing. The battle is on and it looks like it's going to be an ugly one. With virtualization pros on either side spouting the virtues of their product and claiming why one is better...


July 28, 2008  8:03 PM

VMWare’s ESXi vs Hyper-V, the details on what free really means



Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESXi, ESXi 3.5, Hyper-V, hypervisor, IT consultant, virtual machines, Windows Server 2008

I was speaking to a co-worker today and he pointed me towards Mike's blog at http://mikedatl.typepad.com/mikedvirtualization/2008/07/esx-35i-for-fre.html. After reading through it, it was obvious he...


July 24, 2008  3:16 PM

VMWare to offer ESXi for Free



Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX 3.5, ESXi, ESXi 3.5, ESXi 3.5 differences, eWeek, Hyper-V, hypervisor, service console, VMWare

Hi folks, if you haven't already heard the exciting news, VMWare is going to be offering their ESXi product for free starting July 28th! This is obviously being done to compete with Microsoft's Hyper-V. This is great news in my opinion as it will really foster great competition between the two...


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