The Virtualization Room:

January, 2008

January 30, 2008  10:29 PM

Technosium 2008: Virtualization and regulatory compliance, time to revisit?

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Virtualization, Virtualization management

I am blogging from the first annual Technosium 2008 Global Conference and Expo in Santa Clara, Calif., where I have gotten some clarification on regulatory compliance, a topic that perplexes me and other virtualization managers and administrators I...

January 30, 2008  10:18 PM

Technosium 2008: FastScale Composer’s cool virtual server deployment

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Application virtualization, Product announcements, Rick Vanover, Virtualization, VMware

Today at the Technosium Global Conference and Expo in Santa Clara, Calif., I saw a cool demonstration of FastScale Composer at work deploying virtual (and physical) servers. FastScale Technologies...

January 30, 2008  2:27 PM

Technosium 2008: Virtualization takeaways for business continuity

Posted by: Rick Vanover
High availability and virtualization, Rick Vanover, Storage, Virtualization, Virtualization strategies

I am blogging from the inaugural Technosium Global Conference and Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I’ll be signing on intermittently to provide you with everything I consider beneficial to...

January 28, 2008  7:29 PM

VMware stock plummets, but company won’t ease pricing in 2008

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Virtualization, VMware

Despite VMware Inc.'s having missed analysts' estimates for the fourth quarter of 2007 -- which sent shares into an after-hours free-fall on Monday (trading was at $61 a share at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, down from $83 at the market's close) -- the company's CEO Diane Greene maintained...

January 28, 2008  9:24 AM

Citrix XenServer gets VMLogix’s LabManager

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Lab management, Virtualization

Test-and-development environments that want to see how software runs on Citrix Systems Inc.'s XenServer virtual machines can now do so, thanks to VMLogix, which has added Citrix XenServer to the list of platforms supported by its LabManager offering. Citrix XenServer joins a comprehensive list of...

January 23, 2008  9:23 AM

Introducing ivi, Java’s universal virtualization management GUI

Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VMware, Xen

ivi (pronounced eve-e) stands for Java Virtual Interface, and it is a project that aims to create a single, graphical, management interface for all the major virtualization products. Implemented in Java+Swing, ivi is truly portable. Currently ivi uses the VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VI3)...

January 22, 2008  10:00 PM

Putting VMware Server 1.04 on CentOS 5.1 x86_64

Posted by: Joe Foran
Blade servers, Virtualization

Since 2.0 is almost out, I imagine this will need a follow-up at some point. ('ll keep me focussed on blogging.) In the meantime, I decided to give the 64-bit world a whirl, as we're evaluating moving to Exchange 2k7. With my box racked up and plugged in, I grabbed the ISO for CentOS 5.1...

January 18, 2008  4:29 PM

Thinstall acquired, will PortableApps be next?

Posted by: Joe Foran
Application virtualization, Desktop virtualization, Joseph Foran

Considering the recent acquisition of Thinstall by VMware, I have to wonder: Is PortableApps next on the list of to-be-acquired companies? The two...

January 18, 2008  4:27 PM

GParted: Save yourself from virtual test screw-ups

Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Virtualization management, VMware

Todays episode is ... screwing up your test environment and fixing it. As many know, I test management tools like some people switch socks. I have a simple theory on it: If what I'm using could be better, and there's no business impact in switching, I'm going to switch. I went from Groundwork Open...

January 15, 2008  3:48 PM

VMware ESX 3.5 upgrade path: Where to start

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Product announcements, Rick Vanover, Virtualization, VMware

VMware's flagship products ESX 3.5 and Virtual Center 2.5 have been available for a little over a month now. When the upgrades were...

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