The Virtualization Room:

September, 2008


September 30, 2008  10:05 AM

VDI planning primer on DHCP scope options

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Fellow virtualization expert Andrew Kutz has argued that future virtual...

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September 29, 2008  11:29 AM

ThinLaunch not all that impressive

Rick Vanover Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

At the New Innovators both at VMworld 2008 was an interesting small booth from ThinLaunch, which was manned by three of the four people in the company. I had a short pow-wow with two of the folks there and came away with mixed feelings. The product, for which the company is named, appears to...


September 29, 2008  11:00 AM

Embotics V-Scout VM population trending is a hidden jewel

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Virtualization administrators are quite aware of the risk of virtual machine sprawl. How your virtual environment will grow or shrink will vary based on many factors. For new implementations, there is a generally a large front-loading of virtual machines from conversions or migrations from older...


September 29, 2008  10:53 AM

Microsoft – Time to put up or shut up

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert


September 29, 2008  10:44 AM

EsXpress: A good idea come ’round again

Eric Siebert Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

I had the opportunity to spend a little time at the esXPress booth at VMworld 2008 this year, and I could kick myself. Hard. To go to the start of why ... a long time ago, back when my office primarily used VMware GSX3 for virtulization at the server level, I had a real need to do backups of the...


September 24, 2008  2:56 PM

Microsoft’s Hyper-V bundling with Windows Server 2008: Deja vu?

Bridget Botelho Bridget Botelho Profile: Bridget Botelho

You may recall the 1998 anti-trust case in which Microsoft Corp. was sued by the U.S. for bundling

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September 24, 2008  8:28 AM

VMware defends its upcoming fault-tolerance feature

Bridget Botelho Bridget Botelho Profile: Bridget Botelho

During VMworld 2008 in Las Vegas last week, VMware Inc. announced its upcoming fault tolerance feature and gave a

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September 23, 2008  5:00 AM

Server virtualization in the age of mergers and acquisitions

Bridget Botelho Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

Last week at VMworld ’08, while living in the glitz of Vegas for a week of product news, press releases, interviews and judging the Best of VMworld entires with my TechTarget colleagues, my constantly buzzing BlackBerry delivered the latest financial news -- the collapse of Lehman, the fall of...


September 23, 2008  4:10 AM

Using blades as virtual hosts

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert


September 22, 2008  12:49 PM

Managing the virtual machine lifecycle with an expiration date

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Having a virtual machine expiration date is an important procedural step in successfully managing a virtual environment. Managing the expiration date in VMware environments is challenging without adding pricey tools such Lifecycle Manager or other commercial management products. In this video blog,...


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