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June 3, 2008  5:44 PM

VMware adds ODM relationships with Tyan, ASUS, Gigabyte, Inventec



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Systemschannel, Uncategorized, Virtualization, VMware ESX

At Computex Taipei 2008on June 3, VMware, Inc. announced new relationships with original design manufacturers ASUS, Gigabyte, Inventec and Tyan, adding to VMware’s current

May 28, 2008  2:29 PM

VMware acquires performance management software company B-hive Networks



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
DataCenter, Desktop virtualization, Uncategorized, Virtualization, VMware ESX

VMware, Inc. today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire B-hive Networks, Inc., a privately-held application performance management software company with headquarters in San Mateo, California and...


May 26, 2008  1:51 AM

Friends don’t let friends, like VMware, act like Google



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

I like VMware. I like Google. Heck, both of them keep me more than busy with development ideas. But I have a problem with them. Google started it with Gmail. Although it is hard to remember now, Gmail was in beta forever. Oh wait, it still is? Huh. I guess I just figured it *must* have hit...


May 20, 2008  5:22 PM

Use VI3 maps to visualize storage distribution



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Storage, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX

You may not have used the maps feature within the VMware Infrastructure Client because large environments become difficult to decipher. The maps view has become an important part of visualizing certain elements of the overall configuration of an ESX environment. One of the more useful mapping views...


May 19, 2008  7:36 PM

VMware versus the mainframe



Posted by: Atrujillo
VI3, VMware ESX

Bogomil Balkansky, Senior Product Marketing Manager at VMware, gave the keynote address at the VMware virtualization forum a couple of weeks ago in New York City. His presentation focused on how...


May 14, 2008  6:54 PM

Is hypervisor competition really just about the hypervisor?



Posted by: Rich Brambley
Rich Brambley, Virtualization, VMware ESX

Will VMware eventually lose it's market leadership position among hypervisor vendors? Several articles I have read recently speculate that, with offerings from


May 8, 2008  8:41 PM

Why you should upgrade to VI3 Update 1



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, VI3, VMware Converter, VMware ESX, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

VMware Infrastructure 3 Update 1, made available on April 10 2008, introduces some core updates to ESX Server 3.5, VirtualCenter 2.5, and the VMware Infrastructure Management Installer. The biggest reason to upgrade, however, is the inclusion of


May 5, 2008  7:39 PM

Avoid VMware Converter mixed version gotchas



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, VI3, Virtualization, VMware ESX

For those of you who have come to use VMware Converter as part of your virtualization migration you probably had at least one conversion that failed for reasons you may not be able to explain. Since the release of VMware Converter 3.02 Update 1 in December of 2007 and in conjunction with the...


May 5, 2008  4:40 PM

VMware expert sounds off on 3i, Hyper-V, XenServer



Posted by: HannahDrake
Hyper-V, Virtualization, VMware ESX, VMware pricing, Xen

How to cheat at configuring VMware ESX ServerSearchVMware.com recently spoke with VMware book author and expert David Rule about his latest book, How to cheat at configuring VMware ESX Server....


April 24, 2008  3:11 PM

VirtualCenter custom roles for delegated access



Posted by: Rick Vanover
DataManagement, Rick Vanover, VI3, VMware ESX

The built-in roles for access to VirtualCenter and the managed objects are okay for many common scenarios, but some situations require additional configuration. In some cases, creating custom roles has been a viable solution. Here is how I created a role that would allow a user only to view a...


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