The Virtualization Room:

March, 2008


March 31, 2008  3:58 PM

VMware shipping yet another lifecycle management product



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Lab management, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, VMware

Palo Alto, Calif.-based VMware, Inc. announced the general availability of VMware Lifecycle Manager, which was first announced and covered by...

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March 31, 2008  6:52 AM

Virtualization tightening the IT job market?



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Virtualization

The companies I speak with about their virtualization projects always list the same reasons for going virtual: they don't have enough space in their data center to add more physical servers; they can't afford power and cooling bills; they want to consolidate physical machines; and they want to...


March 28, 2008  10:00 PM

VMware Server 2.0 beta 2 released



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware

On March 28, 2008, VMware released the second beta for the Server 2.0 platform. Version 2.0 beta 1 introduced sweeping changes to the user interface that was met with feedback from the beta team. VMware has also confirmed that a beta 3 will soon be released as well for the free server...


March 24, 2008  4:20 PM

Happy new version, VMware!



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, virtualization humor, VMware

Warning: The following blog post contains biting sacarsm and marginally humorous commentary that may offend sensitive VMware executives. Reader discretion is advised. An open letter to VMware: Hey VMware, it's me again. I know you're probably still mad at me for last week. Well, I'm...


March 24, 2008  8:03 AM

What to do with internal disk space on VMs



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

If one thing annoys me to no end, it is unused capacity. That's why I like virtualization. And it's also why I like grid computing. Heck, that's why I like cheeseburgers (there's no empty space in my stomach after a trip to In-and-Out.) Virtualization makes efficient use of existing hardware to...


March 20, 2008  12:43 PM

Storage VMotion GUIs



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

Using Storage VMotion (SVM) from the command line is fairly straightforward. However, a lot of admins may not be comfortable with the inefficiency of taking extra steps to perform a task that can be better handled via an integrated GUI tool. It's a feature that was clearly lacking in the VI 3.5 /...


March 20, 2008  11:50 AM

Citrix XenServer to ship in HP ProLiant servers



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Citrix XenServer, Servers, Virtualization, Xen, XenSource

Citrix Systems, Inc. today announced a development and distribution agreement with Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) to integrate an HP-specific version of Citrix XenServer into 10 models of 64-bit HP ProLiant...


March 20, 2008  11:37 AM

Microsoft readies for Hyper-V finale with new release candidate



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Microsoft Hyper-V, Product announcements, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware

Microsoft announced today it has delivered a complete release candidate (RC) of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and...


March 19, 2008  4:29 PM

Virtualization and Murphy’s Law



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Storage, Virtual machine, VMware

Bad luck sometimes follows you. Then again, I don't believe in luck, or its evil twin Murphy's Law. Still, bad stuff happens, and in IT, you're usually there to see it. This happened at an undisclosed location near a super secret military installation next to a classified roadside diner in an...


March 19, 2008  3:36 PM

VI3 on Mac under Parallels a No-Go



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Virtualization, VMware

Inspired by a great walkthrough on the LTB Blog about getting VI3 running on a mac via VMware Fusion, I decided to go ahead and give VI3.5 a try on my Macbook Pro using Parallels....


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