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Andrew Kutz


October 10, 2007  2:39 PM

Linux Kernel 2.6.23 = Win for Xen and KVM and a loss for VMware



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Linux and virtualization, VMware, Xen

How many of you believe that Apple's 1.1.1 iPhone update accidentally bricked modded iPhones? Personally, I try to air on the side of optimism, but there are certainly many people out there that think Apple intentionally went after those individuals who took it upon themselves to jailbreak and...

September 13, 2007  11:02 PM

Can virtualization stay sexy in 2.0 era?



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Andrew Kutz, Video, Virtualization, VMworld

Developments at VMworld 2007 show that virtualization 2.0 has arrived, says Burton Group analyst Andrew Kutz. But can virtualization stay sexy when it is mainstream? [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/8i4DDn-bFOA" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent"...


May 17, 2007  12:16 PM

Big virtualization win for Mac OS X: Kutz’s prediction comes true



Posted by: Jan Stafford
Andrew Kutz, Virtualization

On May 31, 2006, University of Texas-Austin IT systems analyst Andrew Kutz made a prediction: People will soon be running Windows side-by-side with Mac OS X with no difference in the application space.

"It came true this year with Parallels," said Kutz (who just joined Burton Group as...


May 8, 2007  1:46 PM

Helpful VMTN forums post



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VMware

A nice forums fellow felt like posting a whole bunch o'links to the VMware forums.  Very nice.  Go check it out and clicky.   http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=81191


May 2, 2007  12:57 PM

Blade servers, Battlestar Gallactica and Mick Jagger



Posted by: Jan Stafford
Andrew Kutz, Blade servers

Virtualization is the primary reason why IT shops are buying and using blade servers today, and that's a big impetus but there's got to be more, said Andrew Kutz, Butler Group analyst and SearchServerVirtualization.com site expert, during the TechTarget Ask the Expert session at


April 17, 2007  10:53 AM

More on Microsoft’s delay



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Andrew Kutz, Microsoft

After reading Alex Barrett's post Microsoft being Microsoft, I was curious what our virtualization experts thought of the whole ordeal. Here's what they said.


April 6, 2007  10:09 AM

Managing VirtualCenter2 Management Service (vpxd) failures



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VMware

The VirtualCenter2 management service (vpxd) is not very robust. If it cannot connect to the back-end database, the service will halt. It *should* continue to run, periodically trying to connect to the database, but this is not the case. There are also problems with the service coming up before the...


April 5, 2007  9:11 AM

Generated an update script for ESX 3.0.0 and 3.0.1



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Uncategorized, VMware

In my last post I showed you how to get all the available updates for an ESX 3.0.0 and 3.0.1 server. This post showcases a script that will generate the commands you need to run to update your server with the downloaded patches in the order that they were released. The script, newupdates,...


April 4, 2007  8:32 AM

Getting ESX 3.0.0 and 3.0.1 updates



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VMware

It can be a real hassle to download updates for ESX 3.0.0 and 3.0.1. Wouldn't it be nice if there was some program that could take care of this for you? Now there is! Introducing my patented (not really) chk4updates script. Using arcane majiks and other-wordly sorceries, I have divined through...


March 7, 2007  12:42 AM

A Parallels Universe



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Application virtualization

I am (was) the unofficial Microsoft Entourage support person for my organization.  Susie Q. is having a problem with Entourage losing her e-mail, "Call Andrew" her office-mate would say.  Those days are no more.  I now use Outlook 2007 on my Mac and let users know that until the next version of...


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