For most shops, VMware Inc.’s Virtual Infrastructure is plenty scalable — but not for all. Managed service provider Mosso expects to outgrow VirtualCenter within the year, so the company is evaluating the alternatives. It will probably choose something based on Xen. As virtualization matures, I suspect we’ll hear a lot more about the problems plaguing truly large VMware deployments.
In most virtual environments, all the virtual machines on a box share hardware devices, but what if you want to isolate a PCI device to a specific virtual machine? This tip by Xen expert Sander van Vugt shows you how.