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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 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 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...


July 28, 2008  10:34 AM

Seamless windows in Sun xVM VirtualBox



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

A product that provides a smooth transition between host and virtual machine helps when selecting a product for virtualization on a workstation. Sun xVM VirtualBox offers a seamless session that can make the transition between your guest and host quite transparent. The seamless window...


July 23, 2008  9:53 AM

Sun xVM VirtualBox easily enables folder sharing



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

One of the features that make desktop virtualization packages attractive is the ability to move files from the host to the guest virtual machine without the use of a network. Sun xVM VirtualBox has this functionality, so let's go through it for use on Windows systems. Enabling shared folders is...


July 14, 2008  10:27 PM

Using USB device filters with Sun xVM VirtualBox



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

A virtualization package is ready for prime time when it has a full array of device connectivity between the host and the guest virtual machine (VM). Let's take a quick look at USB device redirection in Sun xVM VirtualBox 1.6.2. The USB device functionality has a nice feature that allows a...


July 9, 2008  10:31 AM

Guest Additions installation makes the grade with VirtualBox



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

The Sun xVM VirtualBox Guest Additions host and guest driver integration suite optimizes the guest experience in a way similar to the VMware Tools installation. The virtualization suite installs within the guest operating system with a small footprint on most of the supported platforms within...


July 2, 2008  12:09 PM

Dissecting bridged-network functionality on Sun xVM VirtualBox for Windows



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Networking, Rick Vanover, Sun xVM, VirtualBox, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms

If you have not noticed, I have been on a Sun xVM VirtualBox kick recently. I think it is beneficial to virtualization administrators and managers to be familiar with at least two hypervisors -- so why not learn more about xVM? VirtualBox has a smooth interface for a version 1 release, but the one...


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