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April, 2006

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April 24, 2006  12:41 PM

BETA: ESX 3.0 and Ultimate-P2V

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Just a quick post to say, today I successfully P2V’s a physical machine to Virtual Machine running under ESX 3.0 Beta. The PM was Windows 2003 server (actually running VirtualCenter 2.0) without a Service Pack. I suspected that Ultimate-P2V would be uneffected by the move from VM-2 to VM-3....

April 20, 2006  2:02 AM

Citrix Access Gateway on VMware

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Brian Madden has written a very interesting article generally on the Citrix Access Gateway. He also goes on to discuss the merits of running within a VMware Virtual Machine. The executive summary? Yes, you can – but performance will be poor – and you would be involation of the license...

April 20, 2006  1:39 AM

VMware Whitepaper: BusLogic Vs LSILogic

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

VMware have released a white paper which compares and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of BusLogic and LSILogic drivers. Many thanks to Steve Bradshaw of VMware who drew my attention to this whitepaper. Link:

April 20, 2006  1:30 AM

BETA: The ESX Server 3 RC and VirtualCenter 2 Beta Refresh

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

VMware released a Release Candidate version of ESX 3.0, and Virtual Center 2 Refresh. The announcement was made by Larry Rolla who is in charge of the BETA Programme.

April 14, 2006  4:40 AM

“Free” Backup Solution

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I was trawling through the ESX Forum today, looking for posts that limited or replies – and came across a new backup tool. It’s LE [Light Edition] is Free, but the “Intelligent Delta Technology” expires after 60 days. Still might be worth checking out. Link:

April 8, 2006  9:36 AM

From MWD: The virtualisation battle moves into the next phase

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

VMware announced yesterday that it is making its virtual machine file format freely available, with no license or royalties. Despite also claiming that the company is committed to supporting any other open virtual machine disk formats broadly adopted by customers and working toward converging on...

April 8, 2006  9:35 AM

From eWeek.com: Virtualization Moves Beyond Servers

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

On-chip virtualization is designed to bring much of the work of software hypervisors to the hardware level, increasing the reliability and performance of virtualized environments Link:

April 8, 2006  9:29 AM

VMware Techical Note: Using AnywhereUSB to Connect USB Devices

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

It is often necessary to locate USB devices in places that are not always close to servers or PCs or to connect them to virtual machines running on VMware ESX Server. This technical note explains how a virtual machine running on ESX Server can use AnywhereUSB to send USB data through its standard...

April 8, 2006  9:27 AM

VirtualCenter 1.3.1 Patch 1 and ESX Server 2.5.2 Upgrade Patch 4 Available

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

VirtualCenter 1.3.1 Patch 1 addresses a recently discovered issue that is rare, but can be serious. VMware strongly recommends that customers on all versions of VirtualCenter upgrade to prevent this issue from occurring under certain network failure conditions. ESX Server 2.5.2 Upgrade Patch 4...

April 8, 2006  9:24 AM

VMware Virtual Machine Importer 2.0 Beta Released

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Import virtual machines from different source formats, including Symantec LiveState and Microsoft Virtual Server/PC, into several VMware product destinations using the free stand-alone utility, VMware Virtual Machine Importer. The new beta release introduces local and remote installation, as well...

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