RTFM Education – Virtualization, VMware, Citrix:

October, 2005

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October 30, 2005  11:09 AM

Display from the Service Console the Disk Usage at a Directory Level

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This week I picked up on a utility called du which summarizes disk usage of each file, recursively for directories. du -h will list size of data in directories – and sub-directories...

October 30, 2005  11:00 AM

Virtualization of the Desktop: IBM Offers New Take on Thin-Client Computing

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Last week I mentioned how some companies are putting offerings together that combine virtualisation technology and thin-client computing. IBM’s new virtual desktop solution emphasizes a centralized, host-based infrastructure and a lightweight, terminal-esque desktop—and virtualization,...


October 30, 2005  10:59 AM

From WinInfo Update: Intel Delays Next-Generation Itanium, Cancels Xeon Version

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Responding once again to competitive threats from AMD, microprocessor giant Intel has scrapped its previous plans for server chips, delaying three versions of the next-generation Itanium and cancelling a future Xeon revision. Intel representatives attribute the Itanium delay to quality problems....


October 22, 2005  11:30 AM

The Mini-Me Project from VMTS Group (BETA)

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This open-source project is a free rival to Virtual Center. Its made by the VMTS group the people who brought to the community vmbk.pl a hot-backup scripting solution. What is the difference between MiniMe and Virtual Center?

  • Minime supports ESX, GSX and Microsoft Virtual...


October 22, 2005  11:29 AM

Business2Virtual Guide to VMware ESX Command Line

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

You may have read my command-line guide to the ESX Service Console. These guys have written something very similar which you might find equally useful. Link: http://www.b2v.co.uk/b2vguide2vmware.htm


October 22, 2005  11:19 AM

VMware KB Articles of the Week

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

P2V Clone of Windows NT 4.0 fails with Security Update MS04-011 


October 22, 2005  11:16 AM

Delivering the Desktop with VMware ESX Server

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

People seem to be falling all over themselves to offer a desktop with ESX server – whether it’s via Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server under VMware or Windows XP running under ESX. Could this be the shape of things to come? Later in this update there is a ZIP collection of PDF’s one of...


October 20, 2005  11:33 AM

Setting the Default Printer in Citrix

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Firstly, Citrix cannot do this – all Citrix cannot set the default printer. It can exclude all other printers BUT the default printer – but it cannot set it. The only time you can set the default printer within Citrix is by using Session Printers (using the Import Printer Server feature and...


October 20, 2005  11:22 AM

Brian Madden discuss the relationship between VMware & Citrix

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

You can listen to PodCast from the Citrix Guru, Brian Madden (author of Citrix MetaFrame XP: Advanced Technical Design Guide) here. Link: http://www.brianmadden.com/content/content.asp?id=499


October 18, 2005  2:58 AM

VirtualCenter 1.3 Reports the Wrong Number of CPUs in Dual-Core Host

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Bit of an obscure one this week, but “surprising results” occur if you try to connect a dual-core ESX host running ESX 2.5.2 to VirtualCenter 1.2, and then later upgrade to VirtualCenter 1.3. Basically, the problem centres around a change within ESX & Virtual Center – that the...


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