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July 2, 2008  12:09 PM

Dissecting bridged-network functionality on Sun xVM VirtualBox for Windows

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

If you have not noticed, I have been on a Sun xVM VirtualBox kick recently. I think it is beneficial to virtualization administrators and managers to be familiar with at least two hypervisors -- so why not learn more about xVM? VirtualBox has a smooth interface for a version 1 release, but the...

July 1, 2008  12:05 PM

Importing VMDK disk files into Sun xVM VirtualBox

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Sun xVM VirtualBox for Windows offers the capability to import VMware-based VMDK files into a virtual machine (VM), making a migration or cross-platform deployment quite...

June 25, 2008  10:24 AM

Getting to know Sun xVM VirtualBox snapshots

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Desktop virtualization packages rely on snapshots and virtual drive functionality. The de facto functionality standard here is found in VMware Workstation and VMware Server, but the tools in Sun's VirtualBox may be setting a new standard. Let's take a quick look at how snapshots and virtual drives...

June 19, 2008  9:05 AM

Using VRDP to view VirtualBox virtual machines remotely

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

In last week's blog, I wrote about my first experiences with 1 Comment     RSS Feed     Email a friend

June 18, 2008  4:53 PM

Red Hat announces new cross-platform VM management tools

Keith Harrell Profile: SAS70ExPERT

Today at Red Hat Summit in Boston, two of Red Hat’s emerging technology engineers, Dan Barrange and Richard Jones, presented the new tool sets that their team has developed for work with Xen virtual machines (VMs), including command line...

June 17, 2008  9:27 AM

Expect Open Virtual Machine Format release soon, says DMTF

Keith Harrell Profile: SAS70ExPERT

The virtualization world is still waiting for the official release of the Open Virtual Machine File Format, or OVF, once Distributed...

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June 10, 2008  7:38 AM

Symantec, Citrix take on VMware with block storage management product

Keith Harrell Profile: SAS70ExPERT

On Monday, June 9, Symantec Corp. of Cupterino, Calif., announced the release of Veritas Virtual Infrastructure (VxVI), a server and storage virtualization product built on

June 9, 2008  9:24 AM

Sun xVM VirtualBox has easy install, small footprint

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Of the major hypervisors, I am particularly intrigued by Sun xVM. In this blog, I'll give a quick tour of Sun xVM VirtualBox and show how to make a virtual machine. Setting up Sun xVM The...

June 3, 2008  10:28 AM

Hyper-V could benefit from VMware’s Xen-based competition

Keith Harrell Profile: SAS70ExPERT

If Hyper-V doesn't convert the VMware faithful as soon as Microsoft makes its hypervisor generally available later this year, it may get a little help from its friends: Xen-based virtualization platforms. Some like IT...

May 29, 2008  8:23 AM

Intel Premier IT Professional series provides virtualization resources

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

New vendors, strategies, technologies and capabilities seem to present themselves daily to the virtualization administrator and manager. One resource that can help is the Intel Premier IT Professional (IPIP)...

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