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September 15, 2008  8:51 AM

GlassHouse Technologies offers Managed Services for Virtual Environments



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
GlassHouse Technologies, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies, VMworld 2008

Today, Framingham, Mass.-based GlassHouse Technologies, an IT infrastructure consulting and services firm, launched Managed Services for Virtual Environments offerings. The new services are delivered through a management interface that...

September 9, 2008  11:34 AM

Bigger and bolder? VMworld 2008



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Microsoft Hyper-V, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization strategies, VMware, VMworld, VMworld 2008

Palo Alto, Calif.-based VMware Inc. expects a record 14,000 attendees at VMworld 2008, the company's fifth annual virtualization conference being held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas starting Sept. 15....


September 2, 2008  9:24 AM

Making a P2V conversion: Driver cleansing



Posted by: Rick Vanover
hardware, P2V, Rick Vanover, Virtual machine, Virtualization strategies

Successful physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversions revolve around getting the virtual environment correct before presenting the actual workload to the new VM. In this video blog, Rick Vanover discusses some conversion tasks that can help a VM function optimally as the workload goes virtual from a...


August 19, 2008  1:16 PM

Making a P2V conversion: Stage-phase configuration



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Networking, P2V, Rick Vanover, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies

A well-documented procedure for physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversions still lacks the valuable information learned by experience. In this video blog, Rick Vanover introduces the stage configuration phase of a P2V conversion. When this phase and other phases of a conversion are used in a procedural...


August 19, 2008  8:39 AM

Is a 100% virtualized environment possible?



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Virtualization, Virtualization strategies

Organizations that have virtualized their environments often virtualize only a portion of their servers, leaving some servers running on standalone physical hardware. Is a 100% virtualized environment possible? Certainly it is, because almost all workloads can be...


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 6, 2008  8:08 AM

More on optimizing virtual hosts



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Eric Siebert, hardware, Networking, Rick Vanover, Servers, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies

Eric Siebert's recent post on optimizing the host environment is a very important concern that may frequently be passed aside in the interest of...


August 4, 2008  7:54 AM

Optimizing operating systems for virtual hosts



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization strategies, VMware, Xen

By eliminating wasteful resource use on your host servers, you can make more resources available for additional virtual machines.

Most operating systems today have been developed to run on physical servers in non-virtual...


July 29, 2008  11:09 AM

Recovering servers, virtual machines after power failure



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, High availability and virtualization, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies

An event like a complete data center power failure is something you never want to experience. Having recently gone through one I thought I would share some lessons learned from it.

This particular data center had a full UPS...


July 20, 2008  8:50 PM

Considering external-facing virtual machines



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

One of the more overlooked placement discussions that happen within the design or re-engineering phases of virtualization projects involves systems that are on an external network. The placement of external systems can be addressed many different ways, including the use of virtual private network...


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