Virtualization Pro:

September, 2008


September 30, 2008  11:52 PM

Looking for VMworld 2008 information?



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMworld 2008

Most of the VMworld 2008 slides are currently available to attendees by going to the Schedule Builder on the VMworld website, logging in with your VMworld username/password and then clicking on the Session Catalog link on the...

September 30, 2008  5:38 PM

Will the new VMware “v-products” change VMware as we know it?



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VDC-OS, VMware ESX, VMworld 2008

There were many new product announcements made at VMworld, many of which were probably confusing. So many new "v-products" were introduced and it initially seems like the ESX infrastructure we know today will soon be completely different. So what does this mean to the average ESX system...


September 25, 2008  6:25 PM

How PlateSpin PowerConvert makes migration tasks easier



Posted by: HannahDrake
Virtualization

This post was written by contributor Sander van Vugt. When consolidating from a physical infrastructure to a virtual infrastructure, you probably don't want to perform a new installation of all of your servers. That's where

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September 25, 2008  2:17 PM

ESX network configuration automation with esxcfg-vswitch



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Networking, Rick Vanover, VI3, VirtualCenter, VMware ESX

For VI3 environments with multiple VLANs, configuration accuracy is an important step in providing virtual machines with the correct connectivity. Using the esxcfg-vswitch ESX host commands can make life as a VMware admin easier, but there’s a lot to learn. Lucky for you, I have taken the time to...


September 23, 2008  2:56 PM

My VMworld Journal: Days 3-5 (Tuesday – Thursday) – So much to do, so little time



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMworld 2008

I’m a little late in posting this as I had so much to do and see and it seemed like very little time to do it in (plus limited Internet connectivity). For me, Tuesday started with the judging for TechTarget’s Best of VMworld awards. I was judging the security category and was looking forward to...


September 23, 2008  2:51 PM

My VMworld Journal: Monday – Waiting for the big show



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMworld 2008

Monday was kind of a lazy day for many as it is geared towards partners who get exclusive briefings from VMware on strategies, technologies and road-maps. I can now navigate around the Venetian hotel with some confidence as I have started to figure out how everything is laid out. There are also...


September 23, 2008  2:44 PM

Are offline desktops really that necessary?



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Virtualization, VMworld 2008

I am sure by now that I am getting a reputation as a downer or naysayer at this VMworld, but as one of my colleagues pointed out, we look around and wonder how many of these products and features we see are simply solutions searching for problems. That said, I look at something like VMware View,...


September 22, 2008  5:12 PM

VMworld first-timer: My take on the show



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Virtualization, VMworld 2008

I have anticipated VMworld 2008 for months, and now that it is over, I look back favorably on the week. For me, attending this show from a learning perspective was not tied to any specific objective. It's important to align your expectations with the real deliverables. VMworld is not a week-long...


September 17, 2008  2:58 PM

Virtual Desktops: Lose the Desktop Already!



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Virtualization, VMworld 2008

Aside from all of the non-product announcements, the biggest disappointment to me so far has been the unsatisfied requirement with all virtual desktop platforms. From VMware Desktop Manager, to Desktone, to WebOS, I still need a desktop in order to first access my virtual or hosted desktop! Now,...


September 17, 2008  1:07 AM

Next-gen virtual desktops: VClient’s not the only game in town



Posted by: HannahDrake
Desktop virtualization, VMworld 2008

Although in theory, virtual desktop technology is a good idea, in practice it's been less than stellar to date. There are a few reasons for the historical...


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