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February 27, 2009  8:25 PM

Virtualizing Lotus Domino servers



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Domino, Eric Siebert, ESX, Lotus, Virtualization, VMware

A lot has been written about virtualizing Microsoft Exchange, but comparatively little on virtualizing Lotus Domino which is also a very popular email platform used by thousands of companies. I was a Domino administrator for more than 10 years, so I thought I would share some tips for running...

February 26, 2009  5:54 PM

Attenting VMworld Europe 2009… virtually



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, ESX, Quest, VMsafe, VMware, VMworld

While I could not attend physically, I have been able to attend this year's VMworld Europe remotely. This has got to be one of the most connected conferences I have had the privilege to virtually attend.  Blogs, tweets, chats, videos and emails have been flying around and because of it...


February 23, 2009  9:19 PM

VMware ESX for free? The heat is on



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, ESX, free, VMware

Now that Citrix is giving away the XenServer hypervisor for free (albeit sans advanced features), is it time for VMware to follow suit by giving away the base edition of...


February 19, 2009  9:42 PM

Lord of the virtual rings: Why hardware matters to your VMs



Posted by: Eric Siebert
CPU, Eric Siebert, ESX, Virtualization, VMware

x86 computer operating systems utilize protection rings that provide a range of protection levels called rings in which code can execute. These rings are arranged in a hierarchical manner from the most privileged (most trusted, Ring 0) to least privileged (least trusted, Ring 3) as shown...


February 18, 2009  4:45 PM

PowerShell is for Windows and Linux developers



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, ESX, Expect, Powershell, SSH, Texiwill, VMware

I have had several major issues with PowerShell (and still do), but that was mainly due to lack of cmdlets rather than lack of PowerShell functionality. So am I now one of the converted, given VMware's integration with PowerShell? Yes and no. Yes, because to me, PowerShell is just another...


February 16, 2009  8:23 PM

A brief history of VMware



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, ESX, history, Virtualization, VMware


February 13, 2009  7:47 PM

Monitoring VMware snapshot deletion progress



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, ESX, Snapshots, VMware

A recent KnowledgeBase article from VMware describes a method to monitor the snapshot deletion process which can take a long time if the snapshot has been active for a while. When you delete snapshots using the VMware Infrastructure...


February 9, 2009  9:23 PM

VMware ESX storage: How to get local storage to act as a raw disk for VMs



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, ESX, ESXi, Local Storage, RAW, RDM, SCSI, Texiwill, VMware ESX

VMTN Communities forum users have recently been asking how to make use of a LUN or partition on your local host within a virtual machine (VM) the same way you would if you had a SAN available. This is a more difficult task than some, and not every RAID controller allows this when using the VMware...


February 9, 2009  7:47 PM

Defragmenting virtual machine disk files



Posted by: Eric Siebert
defrag, Eric Siebert, ESX, virtual disk, VMware

There's an ongoing debate about whether or not VMware users should defragment virtual machine disks. We’ll answer this question in two parts: the first part will cover virtual machine (VM) disks inside a guest operating system. The second part will cover VM disks outside of a guest operating...


February 5, 2009  7:59 PM

New VMware ESX v3.5 U3 vulnerabilities



Posted by: Texiwill
CISecurity, ConfigCheck, DISA, Edward L. Haletky, ESX, Texiwill, Tripwire, Virtualization security, VMware, VMware ESX Security

There is a new vulnerability in VMware ESX v3.5 U3 with all the patches that has just come to light. VMware has been made aware of this issue, and will fix it sometime in the near future. This bug relates to world writable directories on the VMware ESX service console. This is not a huge issue...


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