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November, 2008


November 7, 2008  5:36 PM

Updating VMware ESX? Don’t forget VMware Tools

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

While VMware Tools guest OS upgrades are an inconvenience in the life of a VMware ESX and VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) administrator, they need to be done. VMware Tools is a set of drivers designed to greatly improve console interaction, but also includes drivers such as disk and network...

November 7, 2008  4:33 PM

VMware ESX 3.5 Update 3 released!

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

The latest version of ESX, Version 3.5 Update 3 has just been released to complement the release of VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 3 that was released a month ago. The new features and supported devices included in this release are listed below. One of the nicest new features is an experimental feature...


November 3, 2008  7:50 PM

How traffic routes between VMs on ESX hosts

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

Understanding virtual machine networking intracacies can be difficult. You might wonder how the network traffic routes between two virtual machines (VMs) that are both located on the same host server -- does the traffic go out onto the network at all? The answer implies that by assigning...


November 3, 2008  7:27 PM

Replacing a VMware ESX SAN

Texiwill Edward Haletky Profile: Texiwill

Replacing or upgrading a SAN is no trivial task. There are a few tried-and-true steps to take when replacing a SAN which I'll outline in this blog post, including a key step to the process that will ensure a successful switch. I recently upgraded from an HP MSA 1000 to an IBM DS3400 because I...


November 3, 2008  6:52 PM

VMware ESXi security review: Firewall, please

Texiwill Edward Haletky Profile: Texiwill

VMware ESXi may have a smaller footprint than VMware ESX, but the pro-security theory behind the skinny ESX version may be defunct given the lack of ability to create a Defense in Depth strategy around the...


November 3, 2008  5:47 PM

Google and Microsoft creating virtualized cloud computing data centers

Texiwill Edward Haletky Profile: Texiwill

Google and Microsoft are forming mega data centers with low energy costs and serious tax advantages by using renewable energy solutions. Each...


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