August 26, 2011  11:26 PM

Coming soon … Cisco UCS Express

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Branch, Cisco, Express, UCS, VMware

Hi all, Cisco has a server line of products. That we already knew. Cisco has recently announced that they will start selling a version of the UCS that will fit into their routers. To that I say, “About freaking time!”. This is a great idea and one of the ways that I think that Cisco should have...

July 20, 2011  11:22 PM

VMWare VCP 5

Posted by: Joshua Wood
VCP, VCP 4, VCP 5, VMware, vSphere

Hi all, VMware has released the newest version of their virtualization product. There are some shiny new features in this release that I will be discussing in the future but for now let’s discuss their new certification track. Version 5 of the VCP certification experience with VMware is a bit...

July 5, 2011  11:36 PM

Nortel Patents for Everyone

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Google, Nortel, patents

Hi all, Nortel’s patents are being sold off and everyone is getting in on the action. Google is buying 900 million dollars for about 6,000 patents. BlackBerry, Apple and several others are getting in on the ability to buy patents as well. Most of these patents are going to be fuelling change in...

June 28, 2011  11:55 PM

BlackBerry in Trouble

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Android, BlackBerry, Google, Microsoft

Hi all, the iPhone is doing well; the Android OS is making inroads but the BlackBerry brand is taking a beating. It is unlikely that such a giant in the market will disappear but they need to get a better OS. They have some of the best hardware in the business but their OS is seriously lacking....

June 7, 2011  7:13 PM

Hyper-V failover Clustering with StarWind

Posted by: Joshua Wood

Live Webinar, Wednesday, June 8 During this session, Max Craft, StarWind's Senior Solutions Engineer will demonstrate how the highly available shared storage solution from StarWind allows users to eliminate downtime and ensure business continuity providing fault tolerant storage for Hyper-V...

May 29, 2011  11:59 PM

StarWind is VMware Certified

Posted by: Joshua Wood
iSCSI, starwind, VMware

Hi all, as you know from my last post I am big fan of the Windows based iSCSI server from StarWind. Recently they have upped their game and become a VMware certified partner. This is really nice since we should start seeing some additional features that integrate directly with the VMware feature...

May 4, 2011  11:00 PM

VMware Causes Their Own Outage

Posted by: Joshua Wood
cloud, VMware

Hi all, It seems that the cloud is dissipating in the heat of the small amount of usage that it is getting. Recently VMware was dealing with outage and while trying to fix that one caused anther one. I can give VMware a break on this front since their service is still in Beta unlike...

August 27, 2008  12:02 PM

VMWare Kernel Isn’t Linux … Mostly

Posted by: Joshua Wood

A pretty common misconception is that VMWare is based on Linux. That isn't "officially" true. While there have been some rumors otherwise the official word from VMWare is that ESX (their bare-metal product) boots the system on a small "micro-kernel" they call the VMKernel. According to everything...

August 26, 2008  12:00 PM

Enhanced VMotion Compatibility (EVC) processor support

Posted by: Joshua Wood

EVC – The KB article on EVC (1003212) has been updated to be more comprehensive. The KB article on EVC processor support has been updated with more information on the specific models of processors that are supported. You can find the info here.

August 26, 2008  1:57 AM

Microsoft Supports Other HyperVisors

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Citrix, HyperVisor, Microsoft Windows, Novell, VMware ESX, Windows, Xen

Microsoft has changed their licensing so that they are more "friendly" to competing hypervisor products. This also extends to their support of their products on other hyper-v platforms which currently are Xen, VMWare and Novell's virtualization product. While they are supporting several...

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