RTFM Education – Virtualization, VMware, Citrix:

October, 2008


October 14, 2008  8:49 AM

Mike DiPetrillo of VMware on…

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Why memory over-commitment is not such a hi-risk option after all: http://mikedatl.typepad.com/mikedvirtualization/2008/10/is-overcommitin.html

October 14, 2008  8:01 AM

HP Virtualization Blade

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

This is one I picked up from David Marshall. Apparently HP’s “new” virtualization blade will ship with solid state drives from Samsung. I was trying to work out the significance of this no-moving-parts local storage. After all if VMotion, DRS and HA all required shared-storage, the usefulness...


October 6, 2008  4:48 AM

Why Virtualize?

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

David Marshall on his vmblog.com has an interesting article which disects a survey from Security Watch (that reliable source about virtualization trends?). The survey shows the main reason to virtualize is the old one. Server Consolidation. Consolidating rack-upon-rack of low utilized 1U and 2U...


October 3, 2008  9:24 AM

All aboard the Cloud Express…

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Never one to miss a gravy train leaving the station – Microsoft announce their “Windows Cloud” offering – coming offically in the next couple of days. I picked this up from subscribing to Paul Thurrot’s “Windowitpro” newsletter.


October 1, 2008  12:51 PM

Sorry…

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Sorry to people who come to RTFM on a regular basis. The site has been offline for a number of days due to it “exceeding bandwidth”. At first I thought I had an unusual peak of people downloading one of my PDF files or even a malicious DDOS style attack. After speaking with my hosting provider...


October 1, 2008  6:50 AM

MS Release Metal Hypervisor

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

MS have announced the arrival of their first bare metal hypervisor… but how bear is it? Is it really just HyperV pre-installed with some bits taken out? Still its nice to see MS finally get there, erm some many years after another virtualization vendor who remain nameless


October 1, 2008  4:51 AM

Virtual Congress is cancelled

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Yes, I know this is old news. I recieved this message shortly after VMWorld. It’s a disappointment because I was hoping to attend and had a free pass to go. I felt it was important to support the event especially as it was on my own “home” turf of London. Not that I would describe London as...


October 1, 2008  4:47 AM

VMworld 2008 PowerShell Session Videos

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

This one is from David Marshall’s vmblog.com. He attended some of the PowerShell sessions at this years VMworld. He’s got some videos by Carter Shaklin (PM for the Vi Toolkit for Windows). I know Carter from the forums and found him incrediably helpful when asking questions about PowerShell for...


October 1, 2008  4:29 AM

Leverge your Microsoft skills, erm really?

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Mike Dipetrillo of the VMware Competitive Analysis team has an interesting take on the myth – that HyperV allows you to leverage your Microsoft skills to get up and running with HyperV quickly. This kinda keys into my last couple of posts about MS marketing strategy at VMWorld, and the VMTN site...


October 1, 2008  4:19 AM

VMWorld 2008: Microsoft and Poker Chips Saga

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

You might have not heard about this – but at VMworld 2008 Microsoft stand they were handing $1 poker chips apparently. Also on the card was a url to the affect that vmware costs to much .com… http://www.vmwarecostswaytoomuch.com/ There...


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