The Virtualization Room:

September, 2008

September 9, 2008  11:34 AM

Bigger and bolder? VMworld 2008

Bridget Botelho Profile: Bridget Botelho

Palo Alto, Calif.-based VMware Inc. expects a record 14,000 attendees at VMworld 2008, the company's fifth annual virtualization conference being held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas starting Sept. 15....

September 9, 2008  9:09 AM

Neterion 10 GbE NIC card users: Get guaranteed bandwidth

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

Do you use Neterion 10-gigabit Ethernet network interface cards (NIC) in your virtualized servers? If so, you may want to download the latest drivers, because the company has added support for I/O quality of service (IOQoS) and workload...

September 9, 2008  9:04 AM

Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.0 released with new features

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Sun has released version 2.0 of the xVM VirtualBox workstation hypervisor. This major release offers new features including support for 64-bit guest operating systems, an improved GUI console, some performance enhancements, support for...

September 4, 2008  9:09 AM

VKernel SearchMyVM appliance delivers VI3 information in a browser search

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Portsmouth, N.H.-based VKernel has released a beta of the SearchMyVM appliance to allow administrators to make queries of their VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VI3) virtual environment through a browser search-style interface. The SearchMyVM appliance keeps VKernel's tradition of delivering very...

September 3, 2008  11:39 AM

Google knows everything — even virtualization

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

“Google knows everything,” said my then 3-year old son Jesse to me one day as I looked up the answer to yet another of his endless stump-the-chump questions. How astute, I thought. And almost true. It seems Jesse was on to something that several virtualization management providers have clued...

September 3, 2008  8:17 AM

BMC intros slew of virtualization management products

Bridget Botelho Profile: Bridget Botelho

Houston-based BMC Software introduced several new virtualization management products today, including nine new integrated offerings designed to eliminate the risk and operational expenses associated with management of virtualized data centers. BMC's...

September 2, 2008  9:24 AM

Making a P2V conversion: Driver cleansing

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Successful physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversions revolve around getting the virtual environment correct before presenting the actual workload to the new VM. In this video blog, Rick Vanover discusses some conversion tasks that can help a VM function optimally as the workload goes virtual from a...

September 2, 2008  9:19 AM

Embotics’ V-Scout enters management arena for free

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Embotics has launched a new product, V-Scout, which provides administrators with an extra view into their VMware-based virtual environments. V-Scout is a free product that complements Embotics' existing product, V-Commander. I have had a chance to work with the version 1.0 release of the product...

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