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December 4, 2008  7:43 PM

VMware View Composer and vCenter architecture



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Desktop virtualization, Rick Vanover, Storage, vCenter Server, VMware Desktop Infrastructure, VMware View, Windows Computing

With the recent release of VMware View, one of the hottest components of the desktop virtualization component is the linked clone technology. In planning how VMware View works, it is important to understand the critical component - VMware View Composer. VMware View Composer is simply a Windows...

October 30, 2008  1:11 PM

VMware adds another Windows user to its customer list



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Hyper-V, Oracle, SQL Server, VI3, Virtualization, VMotion, VMware, VMware High Availability (VMware HA), Windows Computing

VMware, Inc. announced last week that another Windows customer is using VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) instead of Microsoft...

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October 29, 2008  8:28 PM

VMware virtualizes Nationwide Services’ Windows environment



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
DataCenter, Hyper-V, Microsoft Windows, VI3, Virtualization, VMware, Windows Computing

Palo Alto, Calif.-based VMware, Inc. announced that


July 10, 2008  6:10 PM

VMware Workstation 6.5 and ACE 2.5 both available in Beta 2



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Microsoft Windows, Virtualization, VMware Desktop Infrastructure, Windows Computing

VMware has just announced the availability of VMware Workstation 6.5 Beta 2 and VMware ACE 2.5 Beta 2 through their new Beta Portal. VMware Workstation 6 makes it...


May 22, 2008  1:28 PM

VMware: beware of bridge-building competitors



Posted by: Dorada
Hyper-V, Linux, Virtualization, Windows Computing

VMware may be king of the virtualization mountain now. But it should beware of bridge-building competitors. Chris Wolf, an analyst with the Burton Group, warned that Novell Inc. was similarly at the...


April 7, 2008  8:30 PM

Use the VMware Converter bootable CD for the difficult conversions



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Virtualization, Windows Computing

Depending on the scope of your virtual environment, it is likely that physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversions have taken place. The P2V process truly enables VMware administrators to put physical systems into virtual environments. However, you may have come across a system that for some reason will...


January 31, 2008  3:51 PM

Technosium 2008: VMware Update Manager now with offline patching



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, VI3, Virtualization, Windows Computing

I am blogging from the Technosium Global Conference and Expo in Santa Clara, California. While here, I will be providing you important VMware info from the show. VMware Update...

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November 27, 2007  6:43 PM

Use Virtual Infrastructure Client with Caution on Vista



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Microsoft Windows, Rick Vanover, VI3, VMware ESX, Windows Computing

The Virtual Infrastructure Client used to manage your VMWare ESX hosts may not perform all tasks correctly when running on Windows Vista. There are a handful of issues reported from users in the VMWare communities board such as "Object...


November 13, 2007  7:26 PM

How to Install VMWare Tools Through Windows Group Policy



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Virtualization, VMware ESX, Windows Computing

With all of the migration strategies available to the virtualization host administrators, it is easy to overlook the guest operating system details. When it comes to upgrading or installing VMWare Tools, the idea of touching every server interactively is not very appealing. For a Windows guest...


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