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VMware and Hyper-V management tools generate buzz for different reasons

Julia Anderson

Both VMware and Hyper-V management tools were in the spotlight this week. According to Microsoft documentation, new Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V features will not be available until System Center 2012 SP1, much to the dismay of many users.

Never one to stay out of the news, VMware also found itself the topic of conversation following the purchase of a tool from analytics company Pattern Insight, which could mean big things for vCenter Operations (vCOps).

And, of course, with less than three weeks until VMworld 2012, virtualization pros can’t help but discuss what’s to come. If you’ve missed any of the buzz, here are some of our favorite tweets.

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@dawnzdiver: What else is new? Reading Hyper-V 3.0 tools won't emerge until System Center 2012 SP1 http://bit.ly/RPo0Pj  Hope is worth the wait.

If Dawn Salvan's tweet is any indication of general consensus among virtualization users, the Hyper-V 3.0 feature delays don't come as a major surprise. This has happened before, with Microsoft releasing Data Protection Manager approximately eight months after Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.

Nevertheless, the revelation that new Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V features won't be available until System Center 2012 SP1 is a let-down. The Hyper-V users who were excited for shared-nothing live migration and improved backup support for Cluster Shared Volumes will have to wait.

@MrdotBean: @benscheerer Very cool. Now "just" integrate Loginsight into vcOps and we can correlate Metrics with Events from ESX and vCenter logs.

The announcement of VMware’s acquisition of Pattern Insight's Log Insight tool prompted plenty of discussion as to how the virtualization vendor will integrate it into its existing products. Many observers believe that VMware will fold Log Insight's capabilities into vCenter Operations for a true, end-to-end view of a vSphere environment.   

@TheJasonNash: Make sure to attend my #VMworld session! Or don't...whatever....

As users gear up for this month’s VMworld 2012 in San Francisco, the twittersphere is blowing up with vendors and VMware pros pushing their sessions. Jason Nash, Data Center Solutions Principal for Varrow, decided to deviate from the pack and use a little reverse psychology to promote his presentation, which has actually prompted a slew of retweets. For example:

@jasonboche: "Either way, I don't give a damn" -Carl Brutananadilewski RT @TheJasonNash: Make sure to attend my #VMworld session! Or don't...whatever...

@millardjk: Anyone else refer to that Thursday morning keynote at #VMworld (the one after the party) as "the hangover keynote"?

Jim Millard is likely not the first to coin that phrase, and I’m sure many attendees can attest to its accuracy. His tweet follows VMware’s announcement of former CEO Paul Maritz, current CEO Pat Gelsinger and CTO Steve Herrod as keynote speakers at VMworld 2012.

It will be a very important keynote for the trio. Users and industry experts are hoping for clues that will reveal VMware's direction and relationship with EMC.

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