The Virtualization Room:

March, 2007


March 30, 2007  5:10 PM

Steps along the path of enlightenment



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
VMware, Xen

It's great to see VMware finally embrace Paravirtualization. As a result of a tremendous community effort to develop a common interface between Xen and VMware, that benefited from the collaboration of VMware, IBM, Red Hat, Novell, XenSource, Intel and many kernel.org contributors, the first...

March 26, 2007  3:34 PM

P2V wins, losses: VMware Converter



Posted by: Jan Stafford
P2V, Servers, Virtualization strategies, VMware

The road from physical to virtual servers isn't a freeway...yet. There some potholes that hold up P2V migrations. Here are a couple of views from those who've taken a trip with VMware Converter.

Language support issues on VMware Converter caused several P2V mishaps for Robert Sieber of...


March 24, 2007  5:42 PM

Good News from Novell – Update from BrainShare 2007



Posted by: cwolf
Microsoft, SUSE/Novell, Virtual machine, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, VMware, Xen

I just returned from the Novell BrainShare 2007 conference in Salt Lake City, and I have to say that I was very excited about the amount of attention that virtualization received at the conference. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Novell and Microsoft partnership - both Microsoft and...


March 22, 2007  2:55 PM

VMTN gets a facelift.



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Uncategorized, VMware

From the desk of totally unimportant and frivlous items (also known as my inbox) came this timely bit of news in the VMTN Technical Newsletter:

"The new VMTN front page gives a dynamic view into the activity on the site and in...


March 22, 2007  2:54 PM

Benchmark Wars



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Uncategorized, VMware, Xen, XenSource

And tonight on Friday Night Company-Fights:

The Undercard: AMD vs. Intel, Windows vs. Linux, and Pepsi vs. Coke.
The Main Event: XenSource vs. VMware.
Ok, here's my beef. I hate all industry wherein marketing rules over substance, and in this case,...


March 22, 2007  2:53 PM

VMware SAN Guide



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, VMware

Recently posted to the VMware web site is this guide to configuring your SAN for maximum virtualization efficiency (wow, that almost sounded like marketspeak... help me Obi-Wan help me!). It's an excellent resource on...


March 21, 2007  4:49 PM

Virtual machines: Lost, not found?



Posted by: Jan Stafford
Virtual machine, Virtualization management

In this blog entry, I passed on system administrators' complaints about the difficulty in tracking virtual machines in their large companies. The fact that this is a problem surprised me and also surprises...


March 21, 2007  11:53 AM

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Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Uncategorized

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March 21, 2007  9:55 AM

VI3 videos



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Links we like, Virtual machine, Virtualization platforms, VMware

Unless you live under a rock, by now you're probably heard about VI3. But have you seen it in action? This "short" (ha) 20-minute long video I found on YouTube shows you exactly what it does. It features a VMware "guru" and a virtualization "newbie" who asks every possible question you could...


March 21, 2007  9:41 AM

Server sales slip on virtualization



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Servers, Uncategorized

One of the overarching questions I've had since I started covering virtualization is how will it influence the kinds of server purchases IT managers make? Is it better to buy several small, slim servers, e.g., blades, or a single large and beefy one? Now we know. Virtualization is prompting IT...


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