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March 31, 2008  6:52 AM

Virtualization tightening the IT job market?

Posted by: Bridget Botelho

The companies I speak with about their virtualization projects always list the same reasons for going virtual: they don't have enough space in their data center to add more physical servers; they can't afford power and cooling bills; they want to consolidate physical machines; and they want to...

March 28, 2008  10:00 PM

VMware Server 2.0 beta 2 released

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

On March 28, 2008, VMware released the second beta for the Server 2.0 platform. Version 2.0 beta 1 introduced sweeping changes to the user interface that was met with feedback from the beta team. VMware has also confirmed that a beta 3 will soon be released as well for the free server...

March 24, 2008  4:20 PM

Happy new version, VMware!

Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, virtualization humor, VMware

Warning: The following blog post contains biting sacarsm and marginally humorous commentary that may offend sensitive VMware executives. Reader discretion is advised. An open letter to VMware: Hey VMware, it's me again. I know you're probably still mad at me for last week. Well, I'm...

March 24, 2008  8:03 AM

What to do with internal disk space on VMs

Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Storage, Virtualization management, VMware

If one thing annoys me to no end, it is unused capacity. That's why I like virtualization. And it's also why I like grid computing. Heck, that's why I like cheeseburgers (there's no empty space in my stomach after a trip to In-and-Out.) Virtualization makes efficient use of existing hardware to...

March 20, 2008  12:43 PM

Storage VMotion GUIs

Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Storage, Virtualization management, VMware

Using Storage VMotion (SVM) from the command line is fairly straightforward. However, a lot of admins may not be comfortable with the inefficiency of taking extra steps to perform a task that can be better handled via an integrated GUI tool. It's a feature that was clearly lacking in the VI 3.5 /...

March 20, 2008  11:50 AM

Citrix XenServer to ship in HP ProLiant servers

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Citrix XenServer, Servers, Virtualization, Xen, XenSource

Citrix Systems, Inc. today announced a development and distribution agreement with Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) to integrate an HP-specific version of Citrix XenServer into 10 models of 64-bit HP ProLiant...

March 20, 2008  11:37 AM

Microsoft readies for Hyper-V finale with new release candidate

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Microsoft Hyper-V, Product announcements, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware

Microsoft announced today it has delivered a complete release candidate (RC) of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and...

March 19, 2008  4:29 PM

Virtualization and Murphy’s Law

Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Storage, Virtual machine, VMware

Bad luck sometimes follows you. Then again, I don't believe in luck, or its evil twin Murphy's Law. Still, bad stuff happens, and in IT, you're usually there to see it. This happened at an undisclosed location near a super secret military installation next to a classified roadside diner in an...

March 19, 2008  3:36 PM

VI3 on Mac under Parallels a No-Go

Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Virtualization, VMware

Inspired by a great walkthrough on the LTB Blog about getting VI3 running on a mac via VMware Fusion, I decided to go ahead and give VI3.5 a try on my Macbook Pro using Parallels....

March 19, 2008  1:19 PM

Sun adds a connection broker to VDI offering

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Desktop virtualization, Linux and virtualization, Networking, Product announcements, VDI, Virtual machine, Virtualization, VMware

Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced this week it has added new features to its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure software, originally released at VMworld in September 2007, including Sun's

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