Virtualization Pro:

January, 2009


January 30, 2009  9:31 PM

VMware Workstation vs. Sun VirtualBox: Workstation wins

Texiwill Edward Haletky Profile: Texiwill

Sun VirtualBox is not quite a newcomer to the virtualization arena but it is definitely newer than VMware Workstation, and since it is free it is gaining quite a bit of...

January 29, 2009  10:04 PM

Best practices for running Java virtual machines on VMware ESX

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

VMware recently released a new white paper on best practices for running a Java virtual machine (JVM) on an ESX virtual machine. This includes any product that utilizes a JVM, such as...


January 27, 2009  7:44 PM

Three ways to temporarily move VMs off a VMware ESX host

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

I recently came across an ITKE question from a user that had some virtual machines (VMs) on an ESX host. He wanted to move the VMs off of it so he could reconfigure the server with more storage, reinstall ESX and then move the VMs back on to it. Presumably he only had one ESX host with only local...


January 22, 2009  10:07 PM

Manage virtual machines with an iPhone

HannahDrake Hannah Drake Profile: HannahDrake

Tired of running back to your desk to solve the "Help! This virtual machine is acting funny" emails you read on your iPhone or BlackBerry? Andrew Kutz, developer of the Storage VMotion graphical user interface (GUI)...

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January 21, 2009  7:43 PM

Using vCenter Converter to create VMware ESXi virtual machines

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Administrators considering VMware ESXi may wonder if vCenter Converter will workfor VMware ESXi conversions. The answer is yes, but there's a gotcha. Converting a physical machine into an ESXi virtual machine works best when you use the latest version of VMware Converter, version 3.0.3. While...


January 21, 2009  7:04 PM

Getting started with iSCSI and VMware ESX

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Many VMware ESX administrators are quite comfortable with fibre channel storage but have not ventured into the iSCSI world. I recently set up my first iSCSI configuration for a small VMware Infrastructure 3 installation and it was quite successful. Here are some takeaways: iSCSI is quite...


January 21, 2009  3:36 PM

VMware videos

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

At a recent company meeting we saw a very cool and creative video of a commercial made by our new advertising agency. It was originally part of their portfolio that they submitted to us during the selection process. Watching their...


January 19, 2009  8:14 PM

Different methods for browsing VMFS data stores

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

There are several ways you can browse the files on a virtual machine file system (VMFS) data store, but there are differences among these methods. The three most common methods are: using the VMware Infrastructure's Client’s (VI Client's) built-in data store browser; using the service console...


January 19, 2009  7:47 PM

The VMware vExpert Awards are here

Texiwill Edward Haletky Profile: Texiwill

Last week VMware announced its VMware vExpert Awards, which will be given to those people who have contributed to the VMware virtualization community through their efforts either virtually...


January 16, 2009  4:56 PM

Sneak peek at Reflex System’s new Virtual Management Center

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

I recently had the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the upcoming release of Reflex System’s Virtual Management Center. Reflex Systems is set to launch its new version in a few weeks. Virtual Management Center reflects their recent...


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