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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...

March 20, 2008  11:50 AM

Citrix XenServer to ship in HP ProLiant servers



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Citrix XenServer, Servers, Virtualization, Xen, XenSource

Citrix Systems, Inc. today announced a development and distribution agreement with Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) to integrate an HP-specific version of Citrix XenServer into 10 models of 64-bit HP ProLiant...


March 14, 2008  10:36 AM

Bundling support services with hardware purchases?



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Servers, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies

Just about every large hardware vendor can bundle support services for virtualization platforms with your equipment and software purchases. This may seem like a good idea, but let us take a moment to identify the mechanics of the support services that you are expecting. The types of support...


March 14, 2008  10:32 AM

First look – Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V installation



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Microsoft, Microsoft Hyper-V, Rick Vanover, Servers, Virtualization

I have been evaluating Windows Server 2008 since the recent release of the base product to retail sale. The highly anticipated virtualization hypervisor or Hyper-V is not part of the commercial product...


March 10, 2008  12:42 AM

VMware ESX 3i on HP ProLiant servers: Ballyhoo or big idea?



Posted by: SAS70ExPERT
Blade servers, Product announcements, Servers, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware

IT pros are split on the potential impact of VMware ESX Server 3i and on the importance of new bells and whistles, such as Hewlett-Packard Co.’s plug-and-play deployment capabilities and support from other major hardware vendors. Last week, VMware and HP announced that at the end of March,


February 29, 2008  12:54 PM

Buying servers for virtual machines? Think blades



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Blade servers, Networking, Rick Vanover, Servers, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies

You may be considering new blade servers for your virtual host environments, and you are not alone. Gone are the days of the perception that blade servers have less horsepower than their general purpose counterparts. I recently attended a local virtualization user group meeting, and we talked at...


February 22, 2008  5:59 PM

Upgrades, virtualization, and a tantalizing glimpse of the future



Posted by: mschlack
Application virtualization, Desktop virtualization, Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Servers

I've recently been through a number of operating system upgrade experiences on the small network I maintain to learn about new technologies, and it's really made me hunger for an all-virtual future. I just installed Windows Server 2008 in a VM (VMware Server) and contrasting that with the pain of...


February 21, 2008  9:34 AM

Antivirus management issues in physical-to-virtual migrations



Posted by: Rick Vanover
P2V, Servers, Virtualization

I am well into my company's physical to virtualization (P2V) migration for most general purpose server systems, and it's been pretty successful. But as our environment grew, we experienced a problem involving our virtual systems and our antivirus management system. In this blog post, I'll explain...


February 11, 2008  5:11 PM

VirtualMan helps IT pros explain virtualization’s benefits



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Links we like, Servers, Virtualization, Virtualization strategies, Why choose server virtualization?

VirtualMan blog posts co-authored by Hannah Drake and Matt McDonough. Trying to grasp the basics of server virtualization? Or, do you face the even more challenging task of explaining and/or pitching server virtualization projects to non-IT execs? Definitions from

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February 7, 2008  1:13 PM

Installing the VMware Server MUI on Centos 5.1 x86_64



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

As a follow-up to my prior post on getting CentOS 5.1 (x64) to host VMware server, this is a short instruction on what to do to get the MUI installed on your...


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