RTFM Education – Virtualization, VMware, Citrix:

August, 2006


August 25, 2006  11:58 AM

Forum Threads of the Week

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

  • This thread discusses whether ESX 3.01 and VirtualCenter 2.01 is on its way – and whether there will be any improvements on upgrade path 

August 19, 2006  8:39 AM

Citrix Remote Desktop Broker – Desktop Virtualization

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Michael Knight from the London User group has put me onto a PDF from Doug Browns of dabcc.com “Introducing Remote Desktop Broker (RDB). We have learned that Citrix Systems will release a new solution, dubbed Remote Desktop Broker, to address the virtual desktop market within the next few...


August 16, 2006  11:09 AM

Overview of Longhorn Server’s Terminal Service Gateway

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

In this part one, Brien M. Posey explains how the Terminal Services Gateway makes it easier for remote users to access a terminal server session. In Part Two, he continues the discussion by showing you how to confirm that the necessary services are installed correctly. From there, he shows you how...


August 16, 2006  11:05 AM

Server Virtualization and the x64

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

by Alan Sugano As servers become more and more powerful, the x64 platform is a great fit for server virtualization. But there are pitfalls that can ruin your plans to run an x64 OS. Read more about them here Link:


August 13, 2006  11:59 AM

Johnny Cash

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

OK, this has NOTHING to do with virtualisation. This week I bought Johnny Cash’s last recording. I’ve been a big JC fan for a long time. Anyway, there’s a track on this CD which is just stand out brillant. It’s the last song that Johnny Cash wrote and recorded before his death. It’s...


August 13, 2006  11:46 AM

Brian’s Tech Resources for HP Technologies

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I’ve probably blogged about resources before – so forgive me if I repeat myself – but I think Brian must have been busy recently – as he got some new ESX 3.x resources on his page now which if you run on HP kit might be useful Link


August 13, 2006  11:33 AM

VMotion compatiability on Dell Servers

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This is a PDF file which outlines, well – VMotion compatiability on Dell Servers. I’ve just checked the date and its a very current document: Link:


August 13, 2006  11:24 AM

Forum Posts of the Week

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This week I have been spending time doing development time on the new course from VMware called “Virtual Infrastructure 3: Install and Configure”. It’s a equivilent of the older Vi-1 course based on ESX 2.x and VirtualCenter 1.x – and will lead to a VCP status for the new product. While...


August 13, 2006  10:54 AM

VMware NIC Choice is back

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Richard G on his blog run-virtual.com, talks about an undocumented option for virtual NIC hardware from the VMX file in ESX 3.x. This Virtual NIC emulates an e1000 card. Link: http://www.run-virtual.com/?p=90


August 6, 2006  10:17 AM

To VDI or not VDI, that is the question…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Brian Madden has produced an assessment of where VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) stands right now – and whether it is a true contender with Server-based Computing. Brian also pitches what his idea of an ideal VDI solution would be: Link:


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