August 12, 2008  12:00 PM

Microsoft-HyperV versus VMWare Workstation

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Hyper-V, VMware

How does the performance of Microsoft's Hyper-V technology stand up against some of the more entrenched companies? Well, a not-so-scientific study was done recently to answer this very question. While I admit that this isn't a "study" the results are interesting.

July 29, 2008  1:15 PM

VMWare Releases Enhanced Vmotion

Posted by: Joshua Wood
VMotion, VMware

The ability to VMotion between dissimilar processor types has been a limitation for VMWare's ESX server. Just recently they released an announcement that they will be releasing an update to their product which will allow VMotion between certain types of dissimilar processor types.

July 28, 2008  2:07 PM

VMWare Converter for System Backups

Posted by: Joshua Wood

While there are several ways to image a desktop or server there are only a few that can go from the backup file to a running state without being converted or restored using a simlar method as the backup. VMWare converter is a free tool that allows you to take running OS's and "convert" them to...

July 27, 2008  2:19 AM

VMWare ESXi – Now Free

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Virtualization, VMware

The tech world is abuzz with the news the VMWare will make their ESXi product free. The previously 500.00'ish product will be free to the general public by the end of the month. For more information you can use these links:

July 16, 2008  12:00 PM

Are you ready for Microsoft Hyper-V

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Hyper-V, HyperVisor, Microsoft Windows

Virtualization is popular these days for obvious reasons. Who wants to purchase more hardware then they need? Microsoft's offering into the virtualization market is their Hyper-V solution. They have recently released the "Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.1 for Hyper-V". An article from...

July 15, 2008  12:00 PM

Xen Server Hardware Compatibility List

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Citrix, Virtualization, Xen

In a previous post i mentioned that with VMWare ESX server you will want to make sure that the hardware that you purchase will support the VMWare kernel properly. Here is the same compatibility list but for Citrix's newly acquired Xen Server. Xen HCL

July 14, 2008  4:09 AM

VMWare Hardware Compatibility List

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Virtualization, VMware

When looking at virtualization it is important to make sure that the hardware that you are going to use will work properly. If it doesn't then all of the servers/desktops that rely on that hardware will crash or act erratically. VMWare's hardware compatibility list found

July 6, 2008  8:16 PM

Cisco Router Emulator

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco, Training, VirtualBox, Virtualization

Cisco hardware and software is extremely complex. When it comes to routers their abilities are unmatched which is why a lot of people strive for the Cisco certifications of CCNA, CCNP and the highly coveted CCIE. But who can afford to purchase 5 to 10 thousand dollars for the hardware that you...

June 22, 2008  2:23 PM

MS HyperV versus VMWare ESX

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Hyper-V, Microsoft Windows, Virtualization, VMware ESX

Microsoft's HyperVisor software is new to the market. While it always takes time for a new product to have the bugs worked out it seems that Microsoft's offering the visualization market is making waves even at this early stage. VMWare is surely aware of this and is going to working on proving that...

June 10, 2008  12:57 AM

OpenSource Virtualization on Linux

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Linux, Open source, VirtualBox, Virtualization

VirtualBox is one of the best virtualization products that I have seen for a desktop user. It runs well and it makes life easier if you need to run applications on a PC but use Linux as your primary OS.

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