The Virtualization Room

March 2007

  • Steps along the path of enlightenment

    Shayna Garlick 30 Mar 2007
  • It's great to see VMware finally embrace Paravirtualization. As a result of a tremendous community effort to develop a common interface between Xen and VMware, that benefited from the collaboration ...

  • P2V wins, losses: VMware Converter

    Jan Stafford - Features Writer 26 Mar 2007
  • The road from physical to virtual servers isn't a freeway...yet. There some potholes that hold up P2V migrations. Here are a couple of views from those who've taken a trip with VMware Converter. ...

  • Benchmark Wars

    Joseph Foran - FSW, Inc. 22 Mar 2007
  • And tonight on Friday Night Company-Fights: The Undercard: AMD vs. Intel, Windows vs. Linux, and Pepsi vs. Coke. The Main Event: XenSource vs. VMware. Ok, here's my beef. I hate all industry ...

  • VMware SAN Guide

    Joseph Foran - FSW, Inc. 22 Mar 2007
  • Recently posted to the VMware web site is this guide to configuring your SAN for maximum virtualization efficiency (wow, that almost sounded like marketspeak... help me Obi-Wan help me!). It's an ...

  • Spiceworks with VMware

    Joseph Foran - FSW, Inc. 19 Mar 2007
  • I'm a big fan of free... free as in beer and free as in speech. Sometimes that even means free as in ad-supported. NOT Adware-supported, mind you, but ad-supported free software runs second in my ...

  • Proprietary ERP on Open Source Virtualization

    Joseph Foran - FSW, Inc. 16 Mar 2007
  • It looks like the ERP business is finally starting to catch on to the fact that their customers want to use server virtualization to cut costs, reduce downtime, and do all of those nifty things ...

  • Xen and the Theory of RHEL-ativity

    Shayna Garlick 15 Mar 2007
  • (Editor's Note: scrosby is Simon Crosby, CTO of XenSource) As the enterprise Linux Distros go to market with integrated Xen virtualization,  the jockeying for position based on the promise of ...

  • P2V blues: Physical-to-virtual migration mishaps

    Jan Stafford - Features Writer 07 Mar 2007
  • While researching P2V migrations, I came across some discussions of problems encountered during the process. Dave Mast, Geek at Large, learned this lesson about P2V migrations and shared it on his ...

  • VMware ROI Calculator

    Joseph Foran - FSW, Inc. 07 Mar 2007
  • For those who enjoy calculating potential ROI, VMware put out a new ROI calculator at In general, I'm not fond of TCO/ROI/FUD calculators, ...

  • The debut of Virtual Iron 3.5 - Hype or Huzzah?

    Joseph Foran - FSW, Inc. 07 Mar 2007
  • From Virtual Iron's Website: "Virtual Iron Software (, a provider of server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management software solutions, today announced the general ...