RTFM Education – Virtualization, VMware, Citrix:

February, 2009


February 8, 2009  7:57 AM

SQL is good to go on VMware

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

One of my most tedious tasks is being asked every other week whether one should virtualize Exchange/SQL/Oracle (insert any other fat, business critical system on VMware). Of course I’m quite pro-virtualization generally, and often wonder why opinon should carry so much weight – but I give them...

February 8, 2009  7:44 AM

New version of Vi Toolkit (aka VMware PowerShell)

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

VMware has released a new version of their Windows Vi Toolkit OR in otherways VMware PowerShell (not to be confused with PowersHell). Picked this up from Mike Di Petrillo’s blog – Mike also points us in the direction of the videos that show you what can done:


February 8, 2009  7:40 AM

VMware Studio for Virtual Appliance

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

And again on David Marshall’s VMblog – two videos on how create Virtual Appliances with VMware Studio..


February 8, 2009  7:38 AM

Free E-book on Microsoft Virtualization Techs

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

I picked this one up from David Marshall’s vmblog.com. Not looked at it myself. I don’t have the time. Too busy writing my operations guide/book to vSphere. But if you interested in what MS its free, and in my book that’s price I’m always prepared to pay!


February 8, 2009  7:36 AM

Virtual Reality Check

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Picked this one up from Chris Wolf. You have to register to get to this websites documents. But it might be worth look into. They seem to specific focus on VDI environments: “Project Virtual Reality Check (VRC) is a joint venture of Log•in Consultants and PQR, who have researched the...


February 8, 2009  7:31 AM

Some Useful VMware Stuff

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

VMware have Exchange 2007 on Vi3, Internal Study
This one has done the rounds...


February 8, 2009  7:22 AM

Some useful Microsoft stuff…

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Hyper-V Live Migrate Demo: My pal Beake has an interest blog article about setting up HyperV R2 Beta for Live Migrate:


February 3, 2009  6:09 AM

Mike’s piss take of the MS Blog… [Humourous]

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

I’m a subscriber to the MS Blog on Virtualization as an attempt to virtualization neutral. I’m wondering though whether subscribing to this blog is more like subscribing to some viral marketing campaign. A word to the wise – we can tell when a blog is a blog, when its about punting out your...


February 3, 2009  1:43 AM

My first advertiser…

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

I would like to introduce you all to v-ployment. Basically, its software that assists in deploying ESX to bare-metal. If you’re a frequent visitor to this site you know I already host the ESX version of the UDA (Ultimate Deployment Appliance) so I’ve been interested in deployment issues and...


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