September 2008 | Archive by Month | SearchServerVirtualization.com

September 2008

  • VDI planning primer on DHCP scope options

    Fellow virtualization expert Andrew Kutz has argued that future virtual desktop infrastructure technologies (VDI) need to lose the desktop to truly advance VDI technology, and I agree. But until ...

  • Comparing I/O virtualization products

    Finding the I/O virtualization approach that is appropriate for your environment depends on your specific business needs. In part three of this series on virtualizing I/O, contributor Scott Lowe di...

  • VMware goes beyond RDP with more remote presentation protocols

    In an effort to improve multimedia performance of virtual desktops, VMware will support many new remote presentation protocols but, unfortunately, not Citrix ICA.

  • Network I/O virtualization: Making 10 GbE smarter

    This tip explains how a 10 GbE card can deliver network I/O virtualization from the evils of low bandwidth, ease management and improve power consumption.

  • Installing PlateSpin PowerConvert

    PlateSpin's new PowerConvert enables not only physical-to-virtual migration but also server workload management between physical and virtual servers. An expert explains how to install PowerConvert ...

  • Virtuozzo creates containers with OS virtualization

    Unlike a hypervisor-based virtualization platform, Virtuozzo's virtualization layer sits on top of a base operating system running as a virtualization application. This tip explains how virtual mac...

  • ThinLaunch not all that impressive

    At the New Innovators both at VMworld 2008 was an interesting small booth from ThinLaunch, which was manned by three of the four people in the company. I had a short pow-wow with two of the folks ...

  • Embotics V-Scout VM population trending is a hidden jewel

    Virtualization administrators are quite aware of the risk of virtual machine sprawl. How your virtual environment will grow or shrink will vary based on many factors. For new implementations, there...

  • Microsoft – Time to put up or shut up

    Having seen a lot of anti-VMware propaganda coming out of the Microsoft marketing machine lately, it strikes me that Microsoft is desperate to do anything to try to catch up and compete with ...

  • EsXpress: A good idea come ’round again

    I had the opportunity to spend a little time at the esXPress booth at VMworld 2008 this year, and I could kick myself. Hard. To go to the start of why ... a long time ago, back when my office ...

  • Why unvirtualize?

    For support reasons, migrating from a virtual server architecture back to a physical one can be necessary. This article features tips on physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversions.

  • Managing Hyper-V's security permissions

    While the default settings for Hyper-V's security permissions can work well in smaller settings, you may need to adjust these settings in larger environments. This tip outlines setting configuratio...

  • Using PlateSpin 7.0 for server discovery during P2V conversion

    Before you undertake a physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversion, you need information about your environment's servers. This tip explains how to perform server discovery with PlateSpin's PowerConvert 7.0.

  • VMware co-founder discusses enterprise skepticism about cloud computing

    In his role as a Stanford professor, VMware co-founder Mendel Rosenblum articulated enterprise worries about cloud computing.

  • Microsoft’s Hyper-V bundling with Windows Server 2008: Deja vu?

    You may recall the 1998 anti-trust case in which Microsoft Corp. was sued by the U.S. for bundling Internet Explorer with its Windows operating system, because doing so gave Microsoft an advantage ...

  • VMware defends its upcoming fault-tolerance feature

    During VMworld 2008 in Las Vegas last week, VMware Inc. announced its upcoming fault tolerance feature and gave a demonstration of it during one of the keynote sessions. It looked pretty good and ...

  • Reducing virtual and physical management redundancy

    In the mad rush to adopt virtualization, many IT managers have overlooked the redundancy between their virtual and physical infrastructures. This tip outlines how to manage physical and virtual sil...

  • TechTarget Virtualization Events

    TechTarget hosts or partners with a variety of virtualization events—from virtualization focused seminars to large-scale conferences—highlighting the latest desktop and server virtualization trends...

  • Server virtualization in the age of mergers and acquisitions

    Last week at VMworld ’08, while living in the glitz of Vegas for a week of product news, press releases, interviews and judging the Best of VMworld entires with my TechTarget colleagues, my ...

  • Using blades as virtual hosts

    Blades have come a long way since the early days of very few options and limited expandability. Most early blade servers only had one or two NICs, limited storage, no Fibre Channel support, and ...