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April, 2008

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April 29, 2008  7:34 PM

Announcing the VI Toolkit for .NET



Posted by: Akutz
Virtualization

VMware resource website l o s t c r e a t i o n s has just announced the immediate availability of the VI Toolkit for .NET. From the projects webpage:

The VI Toolkit for .NET is a .NET library that is patterned after the

April 24, 2008  3:11 PM

VirtualCenter custom roles for delegated access



Posted by: Rick Vanover
DataManagement, Rick Vanover, VI3, VMware ESX

The built-in roles for access to VirtualCenter and the managed objects are okay for many common scenarios, but some situations require additional configuration. In some cases, creating custom roles has been a viable solution. Here is how I created a role that would allow a user only to view a...


April 23, 2008  2:29 PM

Fortune 500 company uses VMware to slash long term power costs



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
DataCenter, Microsoft Windows, Virtualization, Xen

Santa Ana, Calif.-based First American Corp., a Fortune 500 company that provides business information and analytics, is standardizing its data center with virtualization software from VMware, Inc. to improve power...


April 21, 2008  7:53 PM

VMware releases official plug-in guide



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VI3, Virtualization

Congratulations to the VMware engineering team releasing the official guide to creating VMware plugins. Their awesome, hard work is culminated in the document


April 21, 2008  4:25 PM

VirtualCenter virtual machine removal best practices



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Storage, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX

Creating virtual machines (VMs) is quite easy, but how you remove them can make a big difference in storage space. When removing a virtual machine, one popular method is to move the virtual machine to a resource pool with no assigned memory or processor resources. There are some concerns and...


April 21, 2008  1:52 PM

Is the mixed virtualization vendor data center possible?



Posted by: Atrujillo
DataCenter, Hyper-V, VMware ESX, Xen

I recently floated the idea of implementing a mix of virtualization products in your data center as a way to better customize your virtual environments. The query was part of a larger discussion I wanted to get going about how


April 10, 2008  3:37 PM

Double-check your HBAs on ESX 3.02 with IBM SVC connectivity



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, VI3, Virtualization

Like many administrators, I have been quite happy with the performance of my ESX environment. However, we recently had an observation that avoided a potentially disastrous issue. In my environment, I am using an


April 7, 2008  8:30 PM

Use the VMware Converter bootable CD for the difficult conversions



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

Depending on the scope of your virtual environment, it is likely that physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversions have taken place. The P2V process truly enables VMware administrators to put physical systems into virtual environments. However, you may have come across a system that for some reason will...


April 7, 2008  8:01 PM

Get answers to all of your ESX/VirtualCenter questions



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VI3, Virtualization

This PDF has been a long time coming. It is a a document that lists just about every maximum value to do with VI3 possible. For example, how many iSCSI HBAs can you install on one ESX host? This document covers about 80% of the questions I receive on VMware a week, "How much/many of X does...


April 2, 2008  6:05 PM

VMware’s competitive edge shrinking in light of Hyper-V hype, experts say



Posted by: Atrujillo
Virtualization, VMware ESX, VMware pricing

My Digg reader kicked out a great RedmondMag.com interview with VMware's "product guru" Raghu Raghuram today in which he discusses the company's product philosophy and how it translates to the VMware product line. During the...


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