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March 24, 2008  4:20 PM

Happy new version, VMware!

Kutz Profile: Akutz

Warning: The following blog post contains biting sacarsm and marginally humorous commentary that may offend sensitive VMware executives. Reader discretion is advised. An open letter to VMware: Hey VMware, it's me again. I know you're probably still mad at me for last week. Well,...

March 24, 2008  8:03 AM

What to do with internal disk space on VMs

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

If one thing annoys me to no end, it is unused capacity. That's why I like virtualization. And it's also why I like grid computing. Heck, that's why I like cheeseburgers (there's no empty space in my stomach after a trip to In-and-Out.) Virtualization makes efficient use of existing hardware...


March 20, 2008  12:43 PM

Storage VMotion GUIs

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

Using Storage VMotion (SVM) from the command line is fairly straightforward. However, a lot of admins may not be comfortable with the inefficiency of taking extra steps to perform a task that can be better handled via an integrated GUI tool. It's a feature that was clearly lacking in the VI 3.5...


March 19, 2008  4:29 PM

Virtualization and Murphy’s Law

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

Bad luck sometimes follows you. Then again, I don't believe in luck, or its evil twin Murphy's Law. Still, bad stuff happens, and in IT, you're usually there to see it. This happened at an undisclosed location near a super secret military installation next to a classified roadside diner in an...


March 19, 2008  3:36 PM

VI3 on Mac under Parallels a No-Go

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

Inspired by a great walkthrough on the LTB Blog about getting VI3 running on a mac via VMware Fusion, I decided to go ahead and give VI3.5 a try on my Macbook Pro using Parallels....


March 18, 2008  12:33 PM

Virtual machine creation in Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

We continue our first look at Hyper-V technology in Windows Server 2008 . While Windows Server 2008 has been released, Hyper-V is still in pre-release form. Hyper-V is scheduled to...


March 14, 2008  10:36 AM

Bundling support services with hardware purchases?

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Just about every large hardware vendor can bundle support services for virtualization platforms with your equipment and software purchases. This may seem like a good idea, but let us take a moment to identify the mechanics of the support services that you are expecting. The types of support...


March 14, 2008  10:32 AM

First look – Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V installation

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

I have been evaluating Windows Server 2008 since the recent release of the base product to retail sale. The highly anticipated virtualization hypervisor or Hyper-V is not part of the commercial product...


March 10, 2008  12:42 AM

VMware ESX 3i on HP ProLiant servers: Ballyhoo or big idea?

Keith Harrell Profile: SAS70ExPERT

IT pros are split on the potential impact of VMware ESX Server 3i and on the importance of new bells and whistles, such as Hewlett-Packard Co.’s plug-and-play deployment capabilities and support from other major hardware vendors. Last week, VMware and HP announced that at the end of March,


March 3, 2008  5:30 PM

OEM + old machine + P2V migration = Murphy’s law

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

OK, I had a foul up in my last post about my physical-to-virtual (P2V) migration journey. I used Vizioncore's vConverter in my file server P2V migration, and it...


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