March 2008 | Archive by Month | SearchServerVirtualization.com

March 2008

  • VMware shipping yet another lifecycle management product

    Palo Alto, Calif.-based VMware, Inc. announced the general availability of VMware Lifecycle Manager, which was first announced and covered by SearchServerVirtualization.com in February. The product...

  • Virtualization tightening the IT job market?

    The companies I speak with about their virtualization projects always list the same reasons for going virtual: they don't have enough space in their data center to add more physical servers; they ...

  • Building and managing a VM library

    Virtual machines (VMs) may be easy to create, move and use, but managing them is a different story. In this tip you'll learn how to prevent server sprawl by creating a VM library.

  • Citrix simplifies XenServer pricing model; VMware to follow?

    Citrix has simplified its XenServer pricing model so that users can deploy an unlimited number of virtual machines per server at a single price. Will the move place pressure on VMware to lower its ...

  • VMware Server 2.0 beta 2 released

    On March 28, 2008, VMware released the second beta for the Server 2.0 platform. Version 2.0 beta 1 introduced sweeping changes to the user interface that was met with feedback from the beta team. ...

  • Managing virtual machines with Microsoft System Center

    Microsoft System Center is a strong asset in Microsoft's growing family of virtualization products that automates many administration tasks. But while the Windows Server management tool streamlines...

  • Egenera I/O virtualization software to ship with Dell PowerEdge servers

    Dell will offer Egenera PAN Manager software on its PowerEdge servers to enrich management offerings and compete with vendors like HP.

  • Happy new version, VMware!

    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 ...

  • What to do with internal disk space on VMs

    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 ...

  • Configuresoft tackles software license compliance on VMware virtual machines

    Configuresoft's Enterprise Configuration Management software is now tied to VMware's VirtualCenter, enabling IT to track compliance on software licensing on VMs.

  • XenServer gains fault tolerance with Marathon Technologies

    Marathon Technologies' fault-tolerant software for physical servers now keeps Citrix XenServer virtual machines up and running during hardware failures.

  • Storage VMotion GUIs

    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 ...

  • Citrix XenServer to ship in HP ProLiant servers

    Citrix Systems, Inc. today announced a development and distribution agreement with Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) to integrate an HP-specific version of Citrix XenServer into 10 models of 64-bit HP ...

  • Microsoft readies for Hyper-V finale with new release candidate

    Microsoft announced today it has delivered a complete release candidate (RC) of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and is on track to deliver the final product -- at a bargain price -- in August 2008. ...

  • Virtualization brings data center flexibility, not just savings

    Virtualization enables data center flexibility and the ability to recover from disruptive events, not just cost savings and efficiency.

  • Virtualization and Murphy’s Law

    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 ...

  • VI3 on Mac under Parallels a No-Go

    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. However, I wound ...

  • Sun adds a connection broker to VDI offering

    Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced this week it has added new features to its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure software, originally released at VMworld in September 2007, including Sun's Virtual ...

  • Will VMware be around for the long haul?

    I chatted with server-based computing expert Brian Madden the other day, and we got on the topic of VMware Inc.'s long-term viability as a company. Unlike VMware's stock holders, Madden believes ...

  • Virtual machine creation in Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V

    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 be officially ...