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July, 2007

July 30, 2007  5:11 AM

Cisco buy a seat on the board…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

There was an announcement the other day that CISCO have bought a stake in VMware (along with Intel Capital). If this kind of industry news that interests you – then

July 20, 2007  11:33 AM

The MKS Contest

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Over there in the Netherlands they have some quite clever people ;-) An unoffical contest has sprung up to create with the VirtualCenter SDK a “MKS Client”. For those not in the know, MKS stands for a...

July 20, 2007  11:10 AM

VMware VirtualCenter 2.0.2 Released

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Yesterday VMware released an update to VirtualCenter 2. This is a maintenance release which will not include many if any new features. Update: At the time of first writing this post it appeared as if the “Release Notes” was unavailable. This has now been fixed. Download:

July 18, 2007  3:10 AM

Eric Sloof’s “Virtual Machine MKS Client”

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This week I seem to be assailed by developers who have created some cool new tool for VMware written with the VirtualCenter SDK. One interesting one is Eric Sloof’s “Virtual Machine MKS Client”. This tool prompts you for you VC username and password – and lists in the menu the VMs you have...

July 17, 2007  4:27 AM

Brian sticks the knife in…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Brian Madden has written a very unforgiving slant on VMware View. It’s quite a short little missive, and it won’t take you long to read.

July 16, 2007  6:07 AM

Virtually Famous Blooper

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, in the end I didn’t get approval for my “VMware is esxy” blooper. It probably doesn’t add much to the competition. Is it me – but there doesn’t seem to be that many submissions – I mean a handful of videos are on the virtually famous website. Come on guys, lets make this a real...

July 13, 2007  6:17 AM

Virtually Famous

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, as nod to VMware’s Virtually Famous campaign my girlfriend and I knocked this video together last night. It’s certainly not as fancy as some of the videos in the competition – but it was a bit of a laugh! It’s called “VMware is esxy”. There’s the main video and also a...

July 12, 2007  9:49 AM

Veeam release Configurator

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

The other day Maxim Ivanov of Veeam sent me a complementary copy of new application – Veeam Configurator. The tools consolidates a number of features into a wizard like interface. Typical tasks include:

July 10, 2007  12:23 PM

VMware Release Exchange 2003 Performance Whitepaper

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

“The paper presents the results of a joint study with Dell that examined the performance implications of a virtualized Exchange environment. Specifically, we looked at: The performance implications of running Exchange Server 2003 on a virtual machine versus a physical system. The...

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