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July 1, 2009  12:39 PM

Will Oracle kill Sun virtualization too?



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Sun xVM, Virtual Iron

Oracle has stopped selling Virtual Iron products, terminated its Virtual Iron reseller agreements and...

April 20, 2009  3:36 PM

Oracle-Sun: A threat to VMware?



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Oracle, Oracle VM, server virtualization, Sun Microsystems, Sun xVM

You may have heard this morning that Oracle acquired Sun...

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October 15, 2008  4:13 PM

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



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Sun xVM, VirtualBox, Virtualization

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...


September 30, 2008  10:05 AM

VDI planning primer on DHCP scope options



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Desktop virtualization, Networking, Rick Vanover, Sun xVM, Virtualization management

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

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September 9, 2008  9:04 AM

Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.0 released with new features



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Product announcements, Rick Vanover, Sun xVM, VirtualBox

Sun has released version 2.0 of the xVM VirtualBox workstation hypervisor. This major release offers new features including support for 64-bit guest operating systems, an improved GUI console, some performance enhancements, support for...


August 28, 2008  7:44 AM

Xen version 3.3 enhances performance, scalability to open source hypervisor



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Citrix XenServer, Embedded Virtualization, hardware, Intel, Open source, Oracle VM, Servers, Sun xVM, Virtual machine, Virtualization platforms, Xen, XenSource

Xen.org announced the release of a new version of the project's open source hypervisor, Xen 3.3 today, with enhancements to security, performance and scalability. Xen logo


August 25, 2008  9:58 AM

VDI process selection revolves heavily on the endpoint device



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Desktop virtualization, hardware, Rick Vanover, Sun xVM, VDI, Virtualization

Selecting a VDI environment is a daunting process. As I begin to evaluate technologies for VDI design and implementation for an upcoming project, the first step is often to identify the requirements from the end-user perspective. Administrators frequently get wrapped up in the server side of a...


August 14, 2008  11:33 AM

Powerful scripting options with the VBoxManage command



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Sun xVM, VirtualBox, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies

Sun xVM VirtualBox offers a powerful command-line interface (CLI) component, VBoxManage, which can perform most functions within VirtualBox. Having a robust CLI is key to automation and scripting, even in a workstation virtualization product. In my continued coverage of VirtualBox, this blog will...


August 13, 2008  9:24 AM

Sun xVM Virtual Box expands reach with global OEM agreements



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Embedded Virtualization, Sun xVM, Virtual machine, VirtualBox, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms

Santa Clara, California-based Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced a handful of multi-year original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreements with Avanquest Software, Q-layer and Zenith InfoTech Ltd. to allow them to deliver Sun's xVM VirtualBox...

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August 4, 2008  8:05 AM

VBox 1.6.4 upgrade fixes folder sharing, VRDP



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Product announcements, Rick Vanover, Sun xVM, VirtualBox

Sun has released VirtualBox 1.6.4, and the upgrade process requires some forward planning. Version 1.6.4 is a collection of fixes to the previous release that mostly revolve around shared folders and the VRDP (VirtualBox Remote Desktop Protocol) implementation. Here is what you need to know if...


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