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Joseph Foran


April 21, 2008  12:20 PM

VMware’s ESX 3i for free?



Posted by: Joe Foran
Embedded Virtualization, Joseph Foran, Phoenix, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware

The Inquirer recently published a story on how Dell is considering giving away VMware VI 3i licensing on its PowerEdge servers. While I won't rehash the details of the rumor here, I'll...

April 18, 2008  11:05 AM

Virtualization of Citrix Presentation Server in VMware calculations



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Application virtualization, High availability and virtualization, Joseph Foran, Rick Vanover, Servers, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies

In following with Joe Foran's recent blog about virtualizing Citrix Presentation Server (PS) systems, I too have had success with this practice. I took...


April 18, 2008  10:40 AM

VMware white paper review: “Comparison of storage protocol performance”



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Storage, VMware

Since I just love to read white papers (n.b., sarcasm), I grabbed a copy of VMware's Comparison of Storage Protocol Performance. Actually, I found it to be a good read. It's short and to the point. This sums...


April 16, 2008  10:50 AM

Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 and VMware VI3.5: A happy cohabitation



Posted by: Joe Foran
Desktop virtualization, Joseph Foran, Virtualization platforms, VMware

xen_and_vmware I have a confession to make: When it comes to Citrix's XenServer/Presentation Server/MetaFrame/WinFrame product line, I've always been biased. I simply love it. I...


March 24, 2008  8:03 AM

What to do with internal disk space on VMs



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Storage, Virtualization management, VMware

If one thing annoys me to no end, it is unused capacity. That's why I like virtualization. And it's also why I like grid computing. Heck, that's why I like cheeseburgers (there's no empty space in my stomach after a trip to In-and-Out.) Virtualization makes efficient use of existing hardware to...


March 20, 2008  12:43 PM

Storage VMotion GUIs



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Storage, Virtualization management, VMware

Using Storage VMotion (SVM) from the command line is fairly straightforward. However, a lot of admins may not be comfortable with the inefficiency of taking extra steps to perform a task that can be better handled via an integrated GUI tool. It's a feature that was clearly lacking in the VI 3.5 /...


March 19, 2008  4:29 PM

Virtualization and Murphy’s Law



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Storage, Virtual machine, VMware

Bad luck sometimes follows you. Then again, I don't believe in luck, or its evil twin Murphy's Law. Still, bad stuff happens, and in IT, you're usually there to see it. This happened at an undisclosed location near a super secret military installation next to a classified roadside diner in an...


March 19, 2008  3:36 PM

VI3 on Mac under Parallels a No-Go



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Virtualization, VMware

Inspired by a great walkthrough on the LTB Blog about getting VI3 running on a mac via VMware Fusion, I decided to go ahead and give VI3.5 a try on my Macbook Pro using Parallels....


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...


February 29, 2008  12:51 PM

Getting at internal disk space with Linux distro Openfiler



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Storage, VMware

Based on the volume of media coverage, explosive growth of iSCSI storage area network (SAN) companies and my own experiences, I think it's safe to say that NFS and iSCSI SANs have begun to prove their worth as valid storage platforms with VMware's Infrastructure 3, and both are also a lot cheaper...


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