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March, 2008

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March 24, 2008  6:04 PM

VMware security coming to the forefront?



Posted by: HannahDrake
Security, Virtualization

Many virtualization analysts punt on the issue of security. But two recent events have brought security into higher relief: the uncovering of VMware's file-sharing security flaw and

March 24, 2008  5:54 PM

VirtualCenter 2.5 database issue during upgrade



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, SQL, SQL Server, VI3

Last week, I wrote about about the database index defragmentation. I discussed reading the scan index and that if the percentage is poor, a defragmentation or index rebuild...


March 11, 2008  7:13 PM

The Clone Wars



Posted by: Slowe
Virtualization

I started to call this post "Attack of the Clones", but I was a bit worried that George Lucas might get upset at my use of his movie title. So, while sticking to the Star Wars theme, I settled on the current title. The idea of leveraging the cloning functionality that's present in many...


March 11, 2008  3:55 PM

VirtualCenter 2.5 database index defragmentation



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Andrew Kutz, Database, Rick Vanover, SQL, SQL Server, VI3, Virtualization

I, like many virtualization administrators, have worked very hard to get the VMware virtual environment set up and running as expected. Now, one of my main tasks is to make sure that we do not do anything to adversely effect server performance. A good place to start in this regard is the...


March 5, 2008  9:51 PM

Did VMware DRS destroy my virtual disk?



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, SQL Server, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX

I had a peculiar situation come up recently in my VirtualCenter 2.5 environment with ESX 3.02 hosts in this particular environment. I posted the situation on the VMware Communities forum, but have yet to get a clear answer on what...


March 4, 2008  11:23 PM

Coming soon: Application High Availability (AHA)



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Virtualization, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

Scott Lowe recently blogged about things that he loves but are not yet available. VMware, it seems, is getting as bad as Apple in announcing products far ahead of their release dates. This generates great market...


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