RTFM Education – Virtualization, VMware, Citrix:

August, 2007

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August 26, 2007  4:36 AM

Update: My Upgrade Experience



Posted by: MikeLaverick
ESX

After I did that blog post two further issues came to light – they weren’t serious, but they were pretty obvious. I forgot to update properly my UDA which I use to automate ESX installs. Firstly, my UDA was still configured to use the old HP Insight Management Agents what were released for ESX...

August 24, 2007  1:28 AM

The Register: Will VMware’s sales double forever



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Other

The Register has an interesting articule discussing VMware’s long term future. Ironically, the article seems sepend more time discussing how Microsoft got virtualization wrong – than VMware’s financial prospects. To debate VMware’s long term future based on Microsoft inability to position...


August 21, 2007  9:10 AM

VMware Fusion Blogger Conference Call



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Other

Before I went off on my holidays recently I was treated to an invite-only online webinar on VMware Fusion. I couldn’t see who else was invited, but by the accents there was quite a few Americans – and the European voice that asked questions was mine. Still it was Friday at 6pm – and as we...


August 20, 2007  9:24 AM

Microsoft Technet Email Article



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Other

I subscribe to MS Technet Articles newsletter. It goes back to the days when I was a Microsoft Certified Trainer (not that I practise those skills much now). They had a section on virtualisation, which I thought I would reproduce here for those who don’t subscribe and might have missed the...


August 17, 2007  5:34 AM

Vi3 Authors release sample chapter



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Other

Myself, Ron Olgesby and Scott Herold have released a FREE sample chapter of our eagerly expected book. The PDF is free, and a hard-copy can be bought for a nominal fee. Remember this is not the full book just a free sample chapter. Enjoy!


August 17, 2007  5:12 AM

Free VDI Connection Broker



Posted by: MikeLaverick
ESX

My pal, Jase McCarty has put me on to a free VDI connection broker that he discovered recently. You can read more about “Crossroads” on Jase’s blog Link: http://www.jasemccarty.com/


August 16, 2007  9:05 AM

VMware ESX Server 3.1.0 / VirtualCenter 2.1.0 features list



Posted by: MikeLaverick
vCenter

Virtualization.info has a break down of alleged features in next major release of Vi3. No sources are named to stop the guilty/innocent from incriminating themselves. I had hoped to get an inside-track on future Vi3 developments but my NDA never came through, and my email became errily silent. I...


August 15, 2007  5:17 AM

Citrix acquires XenSource



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Other

My good friend Michael Knight has just drawn my attention to this annoucement – confirming a rumour that has been circulating for sometime… Link: http://www.citrix.com/lang/English/lp/lp_680809.asp


August 14, 2007  9:22 AM

Microsoft release (finally) Hyper-V Beta



Posted by: MikeLaverick
ESX

Well, they have done it. Microsoft has finally released a beta version of Hyper-V (previous code named veridian). Heavily delayed and stipped of enterprize virtualization features – no-one seriously sees this as a geniune threat to people like VMware and Xen. But perhaps worth a look at so you...


August 6, 2007  10:42 AM

VMware release VMware Consolidated Backup 1.0.3



Posted by: MikeLaverick
vCenter

You’ve probably heard already that ESX 3.0.2 and VirtualCenter 2.0.2 have been released, as a consequence VCB has also been given a refresh. From the release notes here are the highlights: Support for iSCSI Storage VMware Consolidated Backup now supports iSCSI storage in...


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