Virtualization Pro:

March, 2008

March 24, 2008  6:04 PM

VMware security coming to the forefront?

HannahDrake Hannah Drake Profile: HannahDrake

Many virtualization analysts punt on the issue of security. But two recent events have brought security into higher relief: the uncovering of VMware's file-sharing security flaw and

March 24, 2008  5:54 PM

VirtualCenter 2.5 database issue during upgrade

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Last week, I wrote about about the database index defragmentation. I discussed reading the scan index and that if the percentage is poor, a defragmentation or index rebuild...

March 11, 2008  7:13 PM

The Clone Wars

Scott Lowe Profile: Slowe

I started to call this post "Attack of the Clones", but I was a bit worried that George Lucas might get upset at my use of his movie title. So, while sticking to the Star Wars theme, I settled on the current title. The idea of leveraging the cloning functionality that's present in many...

March 11, 2008  3:55 PM

VirtualCenter 2.5 database index defragmentation

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

I, like many virtualization administrators, have worked very hard to get the VMware virtual environment set up and running as expected. Now, one of my main tasks is to make sure that we do not do anything to adversely effect server performance. A good place to start in this regard is the...

March 5, 2008  9:51 PM

Did VMware DRS destroy my virtual disk?

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

I had a peculiar situation come up recently in my VirtualCenter 2.5 environment with ESX 3.02 hosts in this particular environment. I posted the situation on the VMware Communities forum, but have yet to get a clear answer on what...

March 4, 2008  11:23 PM

Coming soon: Application High Availability (AHA)

Kutz Profile: Akutz

Scott Lowe recently blogged about things that he loves but are not yet available. VMware, it seems, is getting as bad as Apple in announcing products far ahead of their release dates. This generates great market...

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