The Virtualization Room:

March, 2008


March 19, 2008  1:19 PM

Sun adds a connection broker to VDI offering



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Desktop virtualization, Linux and virtualization, Networking, Product announcements, VDI, Virtual machine, Virtualization, VMware

Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced this week it has added new features to its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure software, originally released at VMworld in September 2007, including Sun's

March 18, 2008  12:43 PM

Will VMware be around for the long haul?



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Virtualization

I chatted with server-based computing expert Brian Madden the other day, and we got on the topic of VMware Inc.'s long-term viability as a company. Unlike VMware's stock holders, Madden believes that the company won't always be...


March 18, 2008  12:33 PM

Virtual machine creation in Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Microsoft, Microsoft Hyper-V, Rick Vanover, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies

We continue our first look at Hyper-V technology in Windows Server 2008 . While Windows Server 2008 has been released, Hyper-V is still in pre-release form. Hyper-V is scheduled to...


March 14, 2008  10:36 AM

Bundling support services with hardware purchases?



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

Just about every large hardware vendor can bundle support services for virtualization platforms with your equipment and software purchases. This may seem like a good idea, but let us take a moment to identify the mechanics of the support services that you are expecting. The types of support...


March 14, 2008  10:32 AM

First look – Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V installation



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Microsoft, Microsoft Hyper-V, Rick Vanover, Servers, Virtualization

I have been evaluating Windows Server 2008 since the recent release of the base product to retail sale. The highly anticipated virtualization hypervisor or Hyper-V is not part of the commercial product...


March 10, 2008  12:42 AM

VMware ESX 3i on HP ProLiant servers: Ballyhoo or big idea?



Posted by: SAS70ExPERT
Blade servers, Product announcements, Servers, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware

IT pros are split on the potential impact of VMware ESX Server 3i and on the importance of new bells and whistles, such as Hewlett-Packard Co.’s plug-and-play deployment capabilities and support from other major hardware vendors. Last week, VMware and HP announced that at the end of March,


March 7, 2008  11:31 AM

VMware user on Oracle VM: Hell no, we won’t go!



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Virtualization

Abbie wouldn't have switched to Oracle VM eitherOracle doesn't officially support its products running on VMware, but it will happily support you if you virtualize on its Xen variant,


March 3, 2008  5:30 PM

OEM + old machine + P2V migration = Murphy’s law



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, P2V, VMware

OK, I had a foul up in my last post about my physical-to-virtual (P2V) migration journey. I used Vizioncore's vConverter in my file server P2V migration, and it...


March 3, 2008  1:22 PM

Chris Wolf: VMsafe is cool because …



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Chris Wolf, Virtual appliances, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization security, VMworld

VMsafe, the new security technology created by VMware Inc., gives virtualization users the ability to monitor and secure virtual machine resources in ways...


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