RTFM Education – Virtualization, VMware, Citrix:

January, 2006

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January 31, 2006  12:21 PM

Ultimate-P2V Released



Posted by: MikeLaverick
P2V

Created by Qui Hong (The Developer), Chris Huss and Mike Laverick (Value-Add and Documentation) Ultimate-P2V is a BartPE free plug-in that allows you to clone a physical machine to virtual machine – and perform the neccessary “system reconfiguration” required to make it bootable. Without...

January 31, 2006  6:19 AM

Trinity Rescue Kit 3.0 Released



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Other

From: Windows IT Pro This new version is still a Linux-based recovery tool for Windows, but it has several new features including:

  • Read/write support on NTFS drives. The command “mountallfs” gives you read-only access to NTFS drives. Using the command with the -f...


January 31, 2006  6:08 AM

Scripting for Citrix



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Citrix

Andy Jones discusses options for WMI and VBS Scripting at msterminalservices.org. VBScript and WMI are very powerful toolsets that allow server based computing administrators to perform some very complex, and sometimes mundane, tasks with consistency and speed. This article series serves as a...


January 27, 2006  12:39 PM

VMware Products Win Awards



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Other

VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems, today announced that VMware Workstation received the InfoWorld 2006 Technology of the Year award in the best desktop virtualization category.  In addition, VMware ESX Server and VMware VirtualCenter...


January 26, 2006  7:28 AM

Do I Really Need Citrix for Effective Application Hosting?



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Citrix

Microsoft has long been making inroads into application hosting with the Terminal Services improvements. Given the added cost Citrix brings, why not just use Terminal Services? We’ll take a look at where the gaps remain between the products and why you might be happy with a Terminal Services...


January 25, 2006  7:08 AM

VMware KB Articles of the Week



Posted by: MikeLaverick
KB

These bundles came out from developing the Virtual Infrastructure II course. 1573 – Recommended Microsoft NLB Mode for VMotion 1556 –...

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January 25, 2006  3:28 AM

RTFM Education Website down



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Other

I’m very sorry if you experienced problems getting to http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk today. My ISP had accidentally configured a low setting for allowed bandwidth through the site – and their configuration closed the site this morning. I liased with the ISP...


January 24, 2006  12:09 PM

VMware recommend LSILogic for Virtual SCSI



Posted by: MikeLaverick
ESX

There’s been a healthy debate about the rights and wrongs, advantages and disadvantages of between using either VMware’s SCSI “BusLogic” drivers or the LSILogic Drivers. I’m working on the “new” Virtual Infrastructure 2 course which recommends the LSILogic drivers over the BusLogic...


January 22, 2006  11:52 AM

From VMTN Blog: Solaris 10 on ESX



Posted by: MikeLaverick
ESX

John Toyer author of the VMTN Blog (a round up of the best bits of bloggers on VMware – like mine!) has drawn my attention to Juergen Winkelmann guide to getting Solaris 10 working on VMware’s ESX. It’s not an offically supported OS but can be done. Currently there is only experimental...


January 19, 2006  1:25 AM

RTFM Education gets a mention on VMTN



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Other

Last week I was given another mention on VMware’s Blog site by John Toyer. Good to see my work is being recognised by VMware!


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