RTFM Education – Virtualization, VMware, Citrix:

October, 2007

October 31, 2007  7:18 AM

Citrix XenDesktop

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Gus Pinto has written a blog entry about the approach technical preview of Citrix “VDI” solution currently referred to as XenDesktop. Citrix is really positioning itself as being the real company to deliver the “dynamic desktop” by offering customers a range/array of different technologies...

October 23, 2007  8:35 AM

ESX 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I am pleased to say that I finally recieved approval (along with my fellow VMware Certified Instructors -VCI) for the beta (actually Release Candidate 1) programme for ESX 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5. Although I am teaching this week and next, in the evenings I’m working away on a guide which will...

October 19, 2007  1:58 AM

Citrix preaches ‘second mover advantage’ over VMware

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

The Register has an interesting article discussing Citrix’s acquistition of Xen. Citrix paid $500m for a company that will make $8m this year… Citrix appear to viewing virtualization from their “desktop” end-user perspective, clearly positioning themselves as the best company to delivery...

October 12, 2007  8:14 AM

Citrix Provisioning Server

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

The Register has a round up of this new offering from Citrix. Having recently aquired Ardence, Citrix are offering this solution to deliver a streamed OS to either a physical or virtual machine. Link:

October 10, 2007  6:16 AM

Its offical UK Broadband sucks…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I was just sitting on the sofa watching the BBC24 news. Apparently an Ofcom Report (the body that regulates the telecoms infrastructure in the UK) which states that frequently broadband users DO not get the speeds advertised by broadband vendors. Frequently, broadband providers advertise speeds...

October 9, 2007  3:29 AM

Presentation on the Next Generation Vi3

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Yesterday, Bogomil Balkansky, Senior Director of Product Marketing at VMware, provided an overview of new products, including ESX Server 3i, Site Recovery Manager, ESX Server 3.5/VC 2.5 with Storage Vmotion and Update Manager.  You can now register to watch this presentation via web-ex by going...

October 8, 2007  10:43 AM

RTFM Release a guide to ESX3i

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I’ve written a 20 or so page guide to ESX3i. However, it is not yet publically available as ESX3i has not yet been offically released yet. After advice from the program manager for the ESX3i beta – the document is only available to delegates who attended the VMworld 2007 event on the...

October 4, 2007  9:44 AM

VMworld Open 365 Days of the Year

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

“VMworld.com now extends the success of the VMworld conference to an online virtualization destination open to anyone to learn and share what they know about virtualization. VMworld.com is an independent virtualization resource available 24×7. While not a replacement for the unique face-to-face...

October 2, 2007  11:56 AM

More VMworld ESX3i Memory Stick Experiments

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

If like me you picked up the VMworld ESX3i Beta Memory stick a couple of weeks ago. It might interest you to know that it can be duplicated to an image file (IMG) and mounted using an ILO’s “Virtual Media” feature. I used the Linux command DD (device to device) to duplicate the memory stick....

October 2, 2007  11:38 AM

VMworld ESX3i Memory Stick Experiments

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Today I finally got some quality time with ESX3i using the memory stick. I’ve been working on documenting the current usage of ESX3i beta. Unfortunately, I am not at liberty to release this document as I am covered by the restrictions of the Beta Programme and the EULA. However, I don’t think...

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