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November, 2007

November 30, 2007  7:12 PM

Managing VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) from OS X (10.5.1 Leopard)

Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Virtualization, VMware ESX

Up until now there has not been a way to manage VI3 from OS X clients. This stinks for those of us with our shiny PowerBooks and MacBook Pros (I just can't let my 12" go!). What to do, what to do... Then, suddenly and without warning BOMP BOMP BOMP (10 points if you know where that line is from)...

November 28, 2007  6:19 PM

Tips and tricks for general infrastructure needs using VMware VI3

Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, VI3, Virtualization

VMware and Foedus joint issued a white paper some time called Tips and Tricks of Implementing Infrastructure Services on ESX Server. It's a good read, although the first two paragpahs are meant for the...

November 27, 2007  6:43 PM

Use Virtual Infrastructure Client with Caution on Vista

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Microsoft Windows, Rick Vanover, VI3, VMware ESX, Windows Computing

The Virtual Infrastructure Client used to manage your VMWare ESX hosts may not perform all tasks correctly when running on Windows Vista. There are a handful of issues reported from users in the VMWare communities board such as "Object...

November 27, 2007  4:02 PM

Why You Should Listen To Me

Posted by: Akutz
VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX

No, the title is not a typo. No, I am not that arrogant (I'm telling my wife to hush right about now.) :). I simply think that you should listen to me. Why? Because unlike a lot of other developers I know, I will gladly admit that there may be easier ways of accomplishing a task than writing new...

November 27, 2007  4:00 PM

Citrix on VMware – Going there, slowly

Posted by: Joe Foran

Welcome to my first blog on the new site... but not my last on SSV (hmm... I'll be in both places at the same time... maybe I can get that prize money from Uri Gellar and Chris Angel). This may be part of a long series of posts, as soon I am destined to begin a

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November 17, 2007  7:19 AM

Populating VMWare Server 2.0 with Existing Virtual Machines

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Linux, Virtualization

As you may know, VMWare Server 2.0 Beta has been released for public (and still free!) beta. TechTarget covered the release, and I had a chance this week to install VMWare 2.0 on my...

November 15, 2007  7:09 PM

VMware heads 50K network user school district data center and DR plan in hurricane country

Posted by: HannahDrake
DataCenter, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX

If the Collier County Public School district IT department can trust VMware to to head its disaster recovery program in hurricane-ridden Florida, then you can probably trust it with your company's IT and DR needs, too.

A coworker sent me

November 13, 2007  7:26 PM

How to Install VMWare Tools Through Windows Group Policy

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Virtualization, VMware ESX, Windows Computing

With all of the migration strategies available to the virtualization host administrators, it is easy to overlook the guest operating system details. When it comes to upgrading or installing VMWare Tools, the idea of touching every server interactively is not very appealing. For a Windows guest...

November 8, 2007  5:19 PM

VI3 SDK – The Windows Hosts File

Posted by: Akutz

It seems to be a little known fact that Windows has a hosts file similar to the one found in Unix and Linux at /etc/hosts. In the case of Windows the file is found at %SystemRoot%\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts. The contents of the file look like this: # Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft...

November 8, 2007  5:19 PM

Revisiting the VI3 SDK? Visit this link first!

Posted by: Akutz
Virtualization, VMware ESX

How long has it been since you have taken a look at the VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VI3) SDK? A month? Two months? Six? Maybe you were originally turned off by the SDK because of its hard-to-use traversal mechanism, or maybe you could never get your application to take less than a good minute...

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