The Virtualization Room:

August, 2008


August 28, 2008  7:44 AM

Xen version 3.3 enhances performance, scalability to open source hypervisor



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Citrix XenServer, Embedded Virtualization, hardware, Intel, Open source, Oracle VM, Servers, Sun xVM, Virtual machine, Virtualization platforms, Xen, XenSource

Xen.org announced the release of a new version of the project's open source hypervisor, Xen 3.3 today, with enhancements to security, performance and scalability. Xen logo

August 26, 2008  9:11 AM

VCP certification proves highly valuable



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Virtualization

The VCP (VMware Certified Professional) certification I have blogged about twice before has gone through the roof. I have never seen a jump like this in all my years in IT. See for yourself.


August 25, 2008  10:09 AM

Proxmox PVE offers VM mash-up for the virtualization market



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Linux and virtualization, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms

The mashup market is for more than just those out there making rich-media web apps. They've taken the concept of the mashup to the virtualization market. The resulting product is a mash-up of two virtualization platforms, OpenVZ and KVM, which Proxmox has combined into a delightful new offering...


August 25, 2008  9:58 AM

VDI process selection revolves heavily on the endpoint device



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Desktop virtualization, hardware, Rick Vanover, Sun xVM, VDI, Virtualization

Selecting a VDI environment is a daunting process. As I begin to evaluate technologies for VDI design and implementation for an upcoming project, the first step is often to identify the requirements from the end-user perspective. Administrators frequently get wrapped up in the server side of a...


August 25, 2008  9:09 AM

AMD Opteron powering top servers on VMmark list



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
AMD, AMD Opteron, hardware, HP, Intel, quad-core processor, Servers, Virtual machine, Virtualization, VMmark, VMware

AMD's quad-core Opteron processors powered the top three performing servers on VMware Inc.'s VMmark virtualization...

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August 20, 2008  3:21 PM

VMware helps hospital reduce data center power, increase performance



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Desktop virtualization, hardware, High availability and virtualization, HP, Servers, VDI, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, VMware

Palo Alto, Calif.-based VMware, Inc. announced that Rochester General Hospital(RGH) deployed VMware Infrastructure 3 to scale and manage its...


August 19, 2008  1:16 PM

Making a P2V conversion: Stage-phase configuration



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Networking, P2V, Rick Vanover, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies

A well-documented procedure for physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversions still lacks the valuable information learned by experience. In this video blog, Rick Vanover introduces the stage configuration phase of a P2V conversion. When this phase and other phases of a conversion are used in a procedural...


August 19, 2008  8:39 AM

Is a 100% virtualized environment possible?



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Virtualization, Virtualization strategies

Organizations that have virtualized their environments often virtualize only a portion of their servers, leaving some servers running on standalone physical hardware. Is a 100% virtualized environment possible? Certainly it is, because almost all workloads can be...


August 15, 2008  8:19 AM

News of the week: VMware’s ESX 3.5 bug causes VM failure



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Microsoft, Microsoft Hyper-V, Virtual machine, Virtualization, VMware

This week, the biggest news item on SearchServerVirtualization.comVMware

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August 14, 2008  11:33 AM

Powerful scripting options with the VBoxManage command



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Sun xVM, VirtualBox, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies

Sun xVM VirtualBox offers a powerful command-line interface (CLI) component, VBoxManage, which can perform most functions within VirtualBox. Having a robust CLI is key to automation and scripting, even in a workstation virtualization product. In my continued coverage of VirtualBox, this blog will...


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