The Virtualization Room:

October, 2008


October 30, 2008  4:01 PM

Piloting a VDI requires partner involvement

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

A successful VDI pilot is a critical step toward embracing desktop virtualization technology when migrating from traditional desktops. In this video blog, Rick Vanover discusses how to go about creating a pilot to obtain optimal results without engaging vendors in the pre-sales...

October 29, 2008  10:09 AM

Market share: So what?

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert


October 29, 2008  10:02 AM

Free virtualization tools for tough economic times

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert


October 23, 2008  1:51 PM

An eggceptional virtualization analogy

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

eggsI'm always looking for ways to explain virtualization to the nontechnical people in my life, and just came across a really good analogy, courtesy of Luke Kanies, the...


October 23, 2008  11:01 AM

The first 45 days of using the virtual machine expiration date

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

In prior posts, I mentioned that determining how the expiration of a virtual machine (VM) will be managed and...


October 21, 2008  8:25 PM

VMware enterprise license agreements stall

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

Bucking market trends, VMware posted "another solid quarter," said CEO Paul Maritz on a conference call with investors, with revenues of $472 million for the third quarter of 2008. That represents an increase of 32% over the third quarter in 2007, which sent the...


October 20, 2008  9:01 AM

Defining a nomenclature for storage allocations

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

The relationship between the virtualization administrator and storage administrator can sometimes be less than cordial. Yet it can become less contentious when approached in a certain manner. One way that administrators can work closer with storage teams is to identify a nomenclature for shared...


October 16, 2008  2:06 PM

SolarWinds offers free virtual machine and network monitoring tool

Bridget Botelho Bridget Botelho Profile: Bridget Botelho

Austin, Texas-based SolarWinds, a provider of downloadable network management software, has released a free tool to monitor the performance of VMware Inc. virtual environments. The new tool,

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October 15, 2008  4:13 PM

Out-of-band boot order configuration with Sun xVM VirtualBox

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

The configuration for virtual machine (VM) tasks that involve booting from anything other than the virtual disk can be inconvenient. Sun xVM VirtualBox offers a functionality that allows the boot order to...


October 9, 2008  10:24 AM

VMware releases update to VirtualCenter and VMware Converter

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Last week, VMware released VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 3. The release fixes issues with Update 2 (build 104263), which was released in July, before the

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