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January, 2009

January 13, 2009  3:27 PM

P2V conversion success: Disable non-plug-and-play drivers

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

While performing a physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversion isn't a new trick, there are always additional enhancements that can be performed to ensure a clean transition to a VMware platform. Recently when performing a P2V conversion, one particular system was not behaving as expected after the...

January 13, 2009  3:07 PM

Useful VMware virtualization roundtable podcasts

Texiwill Edward Haletky Profile: Texiwill

The VMware Communities roundtable podcast drew in a large crowd on Wednesday the 7th. In general, the show draws hundreds of listeners that download the recorded sessions available via Talkshoe and...

January 9, 2009  7:20 PM

Considering Sun Ray server software for VMware VDI platforms?

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Planning a virtual desktop infrastructure implementation is an incredible task on many accounts. Many administrators that are familiar with server-based virtualization are sharpening their skillsets in regards to planning a VDI implementation.

A virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)...

January 8, 2009  7:25 PM

The 9-year-old VCP?

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

In a recent blog post in response to my Open letter to VMware pos

January 8, 2009  6:47 PM

Solution for VMware Player security vulnerability

Texiwill Edward Haletky Profile: Texiwill

The gang at Milw0rm have posted one of the few exploits against VMware's desktop line of products, specifically VMware Player version 2.5.1. This exploits the vmwarebase.dll file when running VMware Player on Windows systems. There is no chance...

January 7, 2009  6:18 PM

VMworld sessions now on sale

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

Looks like VMware has finally made all the sessions available to non-attendees via an annual subscription program. I inquired about this at VMworld this year and was told that this year they would be offering a subscription program for all...

January 5, 2009  4:17 PM

More on restoring ESX from backup

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

In reading fellow IT Knowledge Exchange blogger Edward Haletky’s post on restoring the ESX host from a backup, I would like to say that I...

January 5, 2009  3:06 PM

Open letter to VMware: Suggestions for 2009

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

Dear VMware: 1. Please slow down a bit. Produce a quality bug-free product and not try to rush out new versions, features and functionality until they are ready. Stop with the experimental features and only put them in the finished product unless they are ready and you are going to fully support...

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