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October, 2006

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October 31, 2006  4:06 AM

MS Licensing and Virtualisation

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned changes in M$ licensing which affects virtualisation: Here it is: “Unlimited Virtualization Rights Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition licenses now include unlimited virtualization rights, meaning customers can run an unlimited number of...

October 24, 2006  3:03 AM

Forum Thread of the Week

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This week Michael Knight (of M&S and the Forums) brought my attention to this forum thread. Apparently, guest customisation using the 64-bit version of sysprep in 64-bit guest WON’T be support until VirtualCenter 2.1 (yes, not VirtualCenter 2.0.1 but VirtualCenter 2.1) For now I guess you...

October 19, 2006  12:15 PM

Microsoft promises to give away key virtualization spec

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

From theRegister.com Hoping to up interest in its virtualization wares, Microsoft today freed up one of its key specifications used to manipulate virtual servers and applications. Redmond has pushed the Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Image Format specification under the umbrella of its Open...

October 19, 2006  5:29 AM

A Brief History of Computers, As Seen in Old TV Ads

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Posted by Harry McCracken at pcworld.com “It’s been said that the average American will see two million TV commercials by the time he or she turns 65. Doing some quick math in my head, I believe that means that I’ve seen…well, a terrifyingly large number of commercials for PCs...

October 17, 2006  6:58 AM

Virtual Disk Shrinkage

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Mark Russinovich of sysinternals (recently aquired by Micro$oft) has released a new version of the sdelete tool. The new version of sdelete has a new switch which can be used to zero-out redudent/deleted files from a virtual disk prior to being exported for backup or transfer to another VMware...

October 15, 2006  7:01 AM

Copy files to ESX Server faster than WinSCP

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Last week I got sent an email from Vlada Baronets who represents a company called Veeam Software. This is what he said: “I read the article at your page where you were writing about file transfer through WinSCP. I would like to let you know that we have recently released a new tool –...

October 15, 2006  6:15 AM

Forum Thread of the Week

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

A couple of weeks ago a student on one of my courses asked why the maximum single VMFS volumes is limited to 2TB (without using VMware VMFS extents). I decided to ask the forum and Thor Donbaek, of VMware (Denmark) gave this very interesting answer Link:

October 15, 2006  6:12 AM

Microsoft virtualization license met with guarded optimism

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

from Alex Barret of SearchServerVirtualization.com   Virtualization users are cautiously optimistic about Microsoft’s new unlimited virtualization policy for licensees of Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition, saying it could save them money and simplify license...

October 7, 2006  6:13 AM

Virtual PC 2007 Beta Up Next Week

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

by Paul Thurrott, of WindowsITpro.com This week, Microsoft revealed that it will soon offer the first beta version of its Virtual PC 2007 application, giving testers a sneak peek at the upcoming virtual machine environment. Virtual PC 2004, the current version, hasn’t been updated in quite...

October 3, 2006  7:06 AM

Extending a Cloned (Deployed) Windows VM’s root partition without using any 3rd party tools

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

My pal, Jase McCarty has found a way to dynamically make a virtual disk big after deploying it… read more about Jase’s travels in virtual-reality – and white paper here: Link:

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