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April 2, 2009  5:51 PM

Three new tools for the VMware toolbox



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, ESX, Files Lite, iPhone, iTunes Appstore, Texiwill, vCenter Mobile Access, VMware VI

There are three new and useful tools for the virtualization administrator's toolbox. The first is the VMware vCenter Mobile Access Technology Preview. Thought not quite...

April 1, 2009  1:04 PM

VMware ESX shared disk clusters: Microsoft Cluster Server, Linux, etc.



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, ESX, MSCS, RedHat, RHEL Clustering, Shared Disk Clusters, Texiwill, VMware

People often ask about how to set up X clustering on Y operating system with virtual machines. X and Y could be Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) on Windows 2008, Global File System (GFS) on Linux, etc. In either case the answer is pretty straight forward, except when it comes to Windows...


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 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 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...


January 30, 2009  9:31 PM

VMware Workstation vs. Sun VirtualBox: Workstation wins



Posted by: Texiwill
Blue Gears, Edward Haletky, Sun, Texiwill, USB, VirtualBox, VMware, VMware Workstation, Workstation

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 19, 2009  7:47 PM

The VMware vExpert Awards are here



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, Texiwill, vExpert Awards, Virtualization, VMware

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 13, 2009  3:07 PM

Useful VMware virtualization roundtable podcasts



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, Podcasts, Security, Texiwill, Virtualization security, VMware Communities

The VMware Communities roundtable podcast drew in a large crowd on Wednesday the 7th. In general, the show draws hundreds of listeners that download the recorded sessions available via Talkshoe and...


January 8, 2009  6:47 PM

Solution for VMware Player security vulnerability



Posted by: Texiwill
Blue Gears, Desktop virtualization, Edward L. Haletky, Exploit, Security, Texiwill, VMware, VMware Player

The gang at Milw0rm have posted one of the few exploits against VMware's desktop line of products, specifically VMware Player version 2.5.1. This exploits the vmwarebase.dll file when running VMware Player on Windows systems. There is no chance...


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