Virtualization Pro:

May, 2008


May 13, 2008  2:45 PM

Desktop virtualization is still a mixed bag



Posted by: Atrujillo
Desktop virtualization, VMware Desktop Infrastructure

During a session on desktop virtualization at the VMware virtualization forum in New York last week it became clear that many hurdles still hinder adoption of what Gartner called in 2004 the...

May 12, 2008  7:35 PM

VMware releases management and automation products, new bundles



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
DataCenter, VI3, Virtualization, VMware pricing

Palo Alto-based VMware, Inc. made three product announcements today; its disaster recovery software, VMware Site Recovery Manager will be available for orders next week, VMware Stage...

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May 8, 2008  8:45 PM

VMotion and RDMs



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VI3, Virtualization

Yesterday I was a speaker at "Virtualization: Getting from Pilot to Production." During my second session I claimed that you could VMotion a virtual machine (VM) that uses a Raw Device Mapping (RDM) to access a raw...


May 8, 2008  8:41 PM

Why you should upgrade to VI3 Update 1



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, VI3, VMware Converter, VMware ESX, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

VMware Infrastructure 3 Update 1, made available on April 10 2008, introduces some core updates to ESX Server 3.5, VirtualCenter 2.5, and the VMware Infrastructure Management Installer. The biggest reason to upgrade, however, is the inclusion of


May 6, 2008  3:50 PM

VMware’s convenient truth; virtualization lowers greenhouse gas emissions, power costs



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
DataCenter, Uncategorized, VI3, Virtualization

VMware, Inc. released a statement today pushing the point that consumers can significantly reduce CO2 emissions and data center power consumption using virtualization. The company reports that...


May 6, 2008  3:33 PM

A showdown for your VDI investment?



Posted by: Atrujillo
Desktop virtualization, VMware pricing

Virtualization expert Barb Goldworm has been banging the desktop virtualization and application virtualization drum for a while now. She contends that there is still a lot of innovation to be had in...


May 5, 2008  7:39 PM

Avoid VMware Converter mixed version gotchas



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

For those of you who have come to use VMware Converter as part of your virtualization migration you probably had at least one conversion that failed for reasons you may not be able to explain. Since the release of VMware Converter 3.02 Update 1 in December of 2007 and in conjunction with the...


May 5, 2008  4:40 PM

VMware expert sounds off on 3i, Hyper-V, XenServer



Posted by: HannahDrake
Hyper-V, Virtualization, VMware ESX, VMware pricing, Xen

How to cheat at configuring VMware ESX ServerSearchVMware.com recently spoke with VMware book author and expert David Rule about his latest book, How to cheat at configuring VMware ESX Server....


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