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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...

July 1, 2008  9:01 AM

QLogic and Microsoft taken to task for “benchmarketing” by Chris Wolf



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management

Anyone with five minutes of IT experience knows that vendors sometimes publish bogus “benchmarks” that portray their products in the best of all possible lights. Virtualization guru and Burton Group analyst

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June 26, 2008  4:18 PM

Lab management streamlines asset allocation, saves costs



Posted by: Msant
Lab management, Virtualization, Virtualization management

Traditionally, developing and testing applications is a labor-intensive and time-consuming process that requires IT departments to create testing environments that mirror production environments. Once a testing environment is created—with production operating systems, network configurations and...


June 25, 2008  10:24 AM

Getting to know Sun xVM VirtualBox snapshots



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Storage, Sun xVM, Virtual machine, VirtualBox, Virtualization management

Desktop virtualization packages rely on snapshots and virtual drive functionality. The de facto functionality standard here is found in VMware Workstation and VMware Server, but the tools in Sun's VirtualBox may be setting a new standard. Let's take a quick look at how snapshots and virtual drives...


June 25, 2008  10:11 AM

New virtualization management tools take on VM sprawl



Posted by: Msant
Product announcements, Virtualization, Virtualization management

As server virtualization technology makes its way from test environments into production, IT organizations are struggling to keep up with the inherent management challenges involved in dealing with virtual environments. The ease with which VMs are created makes it that much easier for VMs to be...


June 24, 2008  10:19 AM

VMware virtualization used to cut costs at 900 universities



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Servers, Virtual machine, Virtualization, virtualization costs, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMware

Attention, college students: your tuition may soon decrease! Well, maybe not. However, VMware Inc. reported today that 900 universities including top tier schools such as Harvard and Yale are saving big bucks using VMware Inc. virtualization. Many renowned...


June 19, 2008  9:05 AM

Using VRDP to view VirtualBox virtual machines remotely



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

In last week's blog, I wrote about my first experiences with

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June 11, 2008  3:19 PM

Modeling capacity in virtual environments



Posted by: Lauren Horwitz
Virtualization, Virtualization Log, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, VMware

This blog post was written by Megan Santosus, features writer for SearchServerVirtualization.com. By now, server virtualization has pretty much proved its mettle as a way to consolidate data centers and reduce costs. As virtualization has gone mainstream, some of the management...


June 10, 2008  1:36 PM

Performance management’s next frontier



Posted by: Lauren Horwitz
Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization Log, Virtualization management, VMware, Xen, XenSource

Megan Santosus is a features writer for SearchServerVirtualization.com. VMware Inc.’s recent acquisition of B-hive Networks is indicative of just how much of a wrench virtualization...


June 5, 2008  8:21 AM

Tripwire offers free security utility for VMware ESX 3.5 hypervisor



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Linux and virtualization, Microsoft, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization security, VMware

VMware Inc. and Tripwire Inc. have co-developed a free, downloadable utility to address the leading security concern in virtual environments today: misconfiguration of the hypervisor. Portland, Ore.-based...


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