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August 18, 2010  4:05 PM

Dell, 3PAR, and VMware’s tangled partnership web



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Dell, EMC, Virtualization management, VMware

Dell made waves this week with its announcement that it will acquire 3PAR, makers of high-end virtualized disk arrays. Waves in the storage industry, anyway -- though I found myself wondering what...

January 21, 2010  4:36 PM

IT manager calls on HP and Microsoft to collapse SIM, SCOM



Posted by: Alex Barrett
HP, Microsoft, SCOM, SIM, System Center Operations Manager, Systems Insight Manager, Virtualization management

Last week’s announcement by Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard that they had entered in to a $250 million partnership was light on specifics, but at least one IT manager has an opinion of how...


June 10, 2009  7:23 PM

Mobile virtualization management: Valuable but not sexy



Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix XenServer, Colin Steele, iPhone, Microsoft Hyper-V, mobile phone virtualization, Virtualization management, VMware

There's been a lot of talk about mobile phone virtualization lately, thanks to the VMware Mobile Virtualization Platform (MVP) and the


November 17, 2008  4:20 PM

Virtualization tool bundles assist older OSes



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms

Virtualization administrators are in a unique situation where older operating systems (OSes) can potentially "live forever" in the virtual world. While we may not wish to enable older OSes to remain in our environments indefinitely as virtual machines (VMs), situations arise where we need to do...


November 7, 2008  1:17 PM

Getting Started with Hyper-V Manager



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

Every good virtualization administrator owes it to themselves to survey the field. In today's virtualization climate, this includes looking at Microsoft's Hyper-V. Various Hyper-V configurations,...


November 6, 2008  12:57 PM

Making a P2V conversion: Tricks for systems with large storage



Posted by: Rick Vanover
network, Networking, P2V, Rick Vanover, Servers, Storage, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies

Converting a system with a large amount of locally attached storage can be a challenging task given the time required to perform the conversion. Here area a few tricks I've found that can help ease the pain on these types of conversion tasks.

  • Private network: Making a...


October 29, 2008  10:02 AM

Free virtualization tools for tough economic times



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, virtualization costs, Virtualization management, VMware


October 23, 2008  11:01 AM

The first 45 days of using the virtual machine expiration date



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

In prior posts, I mentioned that determining how the expiration of a virtual machine (VM) will be managed and...


October 20, 2008  9:01 AM

Defining a nomenclature for storage allocations



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

The relationship between the virtualization administrator and storage administrator can sometimes be less than cordial. Yet it can become less contentious when approached in a certain manner. One way that administrators can work closer with storage teams is to identify a nomenclature for shared...


October 2, 2008  10:21 AM

EG’s software a hit



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Uncategorized, Virtualization management, VMworld, VMworld 2008

EG Innovations took a Best of VMworld award for the application and infrastructure management category, and as one of the judges, it's my pleasure to tell you why ... eG gets it, and it gets IT. The "it" the company gets is business. There were a lot of entries in the category, ranging from desktop...


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