RTFM Education – Virtualization, VMware, Citrix:

May, 2006

May 23, 2006  1:14 AM

VMware users long for live data migration

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By Beth Pariseau, News Writer for SearchStorage.com VMware Inc. is all the rage among users at the Storage Decisions conference, as evidenced by the hundreds who packed a session on VMware data recovery Tuesday afternoon. However some users said they hope VMware’s migration tool,...

May 20, 2006  8:58 AM

Dune’s Virtual Desktop Orchestrator

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Stephane Broquere of Dunes as been in touch with RTFM Education, to let us know that now we can see a recorded presentation and demonstration of their soon to be released (Q3’06) solution for hosted desktop called Dunes VD-O (Virtual Desktop Orchestrator) Link:

May 20, 2006  8:56 AM

Install ESX 2.x with HP RDP

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Alain Clement of HP Belgium has put me on to a link – a how to guide, on how to deploy ESX via HP’s Rapid Deployment Pack Link:

May 19, 2006  12:01 PM

AMD Issues Statement On Dell Decision To Offer Customers Choice

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AMD released the following statement today regarding the announcement Dell Inc. made in its quarterly earnings statement that it intends to offer AMD Opteronâ„¢ Dual Core processor-based servers. “We welcome Dell, and Dell customers, to the world of AMD64,” said Marty Seyer, AMD senior...

May 16, 2006  7:35 AM

Cool Software: Stringbean WinTarget

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“WinTarget is a powerful software-based iSCSI Storage Area Networking (SAN) solution designed and optimized for the Windows platform. An intuitive and familiar interface enables WinTarget users to quickly install and configure a full-featured storage solution that delivers immediate benefits to...

May 16, 2006  7:33 AM

Using the Terminal Services Licensing Reporter Tool

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This step-by-step article describes how to use the Terminal Services Licensing Reporter tool (Lsreport.exe) to display and analyze the license information that is contained in the database of Terminal Services license servers. Lsreport.exe is available in the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server...

May 8, 2006  9:22 AM

NSI Software Announces VMWare-Based Data Protection

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From WinITpromag  NSI Software released Double-Take for Virtual Systems, a complementary solution for joint Double-Take Software and VMware users that lets a customer consolidate disaster recovery servers onto a system running VMware ESX Server. Double-Take for Virtual Systems enables...

May 6, 2006  2:54 AM

Why you use vmkfstools and not CP

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Massimiliano Daneri has written a short and sweet article about the limitations and dangers of using the CP command on a VMFS volume. His brief article is well worth a read. As well as Massimiliano’s well known vmbk backup script, he has some new projects available including:

May 6, 2006  2:31 AM

Reading EXT3 Partition in Windows

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

In my laptop bag I carry a removable hard-drive. In the shape of old laptop disk in caddy with a USB interface. I mainly use this as a back device – and occasionally I want to use it with ESX and also in Windows. Of course what I lack is a common file system. Windows doesn’t inherently have a...

May 6, 2006  2:26 AM

Virtualizing Citrix Access Gateway

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

It might come as a suprise to you to know, that while other appliance vendors are steam-rolling into the world of virtualized appliances, Citrix still would like to sell you a metal box. The Citrix Access Gateway (CAG) is an appliance which offers amongst other things end-to-end encryption for ICA...

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