September 2006

  • Restored image creating IP problems

    Having trouble reconfiguring your IP address after restoring a virtual machine from a snapshot image in Microsoft Virtual Server 2005? Expert Serdar Yegulalp gives a few troubleshooting tips in thi...

  • virtual to physical (V2P)

    Virtual to physical (V2P) is a term that refers to the migration of an operating system (OS), application programs and data from a virtual machine or disk partition to a computer's main hard disk.....

  • Networking and virtual server sprawl: The hidden costs of server virtualization, part two

    To virtualize or not to virtualize? Before deciding, take a close look at this technology's hidden costs.

  • Optimizers for virtual machines?

    Looking for software to optimize the work of your virtual machines? Sometimes it's a good idea to use third-party solutions, sometimes not. Read this question and answer to see what the SearchSer...

  • Virtualization news briefs: Backup, backup and more backup

    Backup -- the IT chore everyone loves to hate -- was the subject of many a virtualization announcement this week, with news from VMware, EMC, Symantec and Vizioncore, to name a few.

  • The hidden costs of virtualization

    To virtualize or not to virtualize? Before deciding, take a close look at this technology's hidden costs.

  • VMware 'miles ahead' of Microsoft Virtual Server, expert says

    VMware ESX beats Microsoft Virtual Server by every measure, says virtualization expert Chris Wolf. He explains why, and Microsoft responds, in this story.

  • Handling server virtualization's shortcomings

    Virtualization may be the glamorous new starlet on technology's red carpet, but don't be wowed too easily. Miss Virtualization has some drawbacks. In this article, contributor Rick Ellson explains ...

  • Support concerns repel user from free VMware

    At a crossroads between the free VMware Server and ESX, a five-year veteran of server virtualization ponders whether VMware support for the free version will be enough to support his production env...

  • Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM)

    Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM) is a program that enables distributed computing among networked computers on different platforms, so that they can perform as a single, large unit for computer-inten...

  • virtual

    In general, virtual means the quality of effecting something without actually being that something.

  • network virtualization

    Network virtualization is a method of combining the available resources in a network by splitting up the available bandwidth into channels, each of which is independent from the others, and each of...

  • guest OS

    A guest OS is an operating system (OS) that is installed in a virtual machine or disk partition in addition to the host or main OS... (Continued)

  • SPARC (Scalable Processor Architecture) 

    SPARC (Scalable Processor Architecture) is a 32- and 64-bit microprocessor architecture from Sun Microsystems that is based on reduced instruction set computing (RISC).

  • PowerPC

    PowerPC is a microprocessor architecture that was developed jointly by Apple, IBM, and Motorola.

  • platform

    In computers, a platform is an underlying computer system on which application programs can run.

  • Virtualization news briefs: Xen's advantage over VMware; virtual SANs on hand

    Check out the latest news about Xen versus VMware, Virtual Iron's new partnerships, and virtual SANS.

  • Xen startup Virtual Iron breaks ranks on paravirtualization

    Virtual Iron questions the wisdom of paravirtualization while promoting unmodified operating systems to members of the Xen community.

  • Processors for virtualization

    Which processor is best for virtualization purposes? AMD or Intel? What about chip support? Expert Andrew Kutz offers his opinion.

  • Reducing software development problems with virtualization

    IT managers have traditionally encountered software development problems as they build their software development plan. But server virtualization changes that.