VMware management tools
- April 02, 2019
The latest versions of vRealize Operations, Network Insight and Automation offer tools to help VMware admins effectively manage workload resources and control cloud costs.
- April 17, 2015
Ravello’s nested virtualization has expanded to VMware environments, allowing customers to use ESXi in AWS and Google Cloud Platform.
- October 18, 2013
VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced 5.5 offers functionality improvements and competes with products from Veeam, which could drive prices down.
- September 26, 2013
Another round of vSphere upgrades has uncovered more problems with vCenter Single Sign-On. Some users can't upgrade, and others can't authenticate.
- August 30, 2013
VMware aims to capture the networking virtualization market with NSX, but virtualization admins aren’t sold on the idea.
- August 29, 2013
VMware has big plans for its vCenter Operations Management Suite, but customers are skeptical it can deliver a competitive product.
- June 24, 2013
VMware's vCenter Certificate Automation Tool is barely out of beta, but users are optimistic it will ease the nightmarish certificate update process.
- April 10, 2013
Tools that plug in to native consoles can help VMware and Hyper-V shops tackle the challenges and complexities of multi-hypervisor management.
- March 08, 2013
New automation tools from Puppet aim to introduce VMware admins to the world of DevOps, but programming knowledge remains a barrier for some IT pros.
- February 13, 2013
Though VMware acquired storage I/O acceleration software maker Virsto Software, some IT pros question the potential benefits of adding another layer.
- February 13, 2013
VMware pros welcome the move to bundle vCenter Operations Manager with vSphere and charge per CPU, echoing pricing changes for vRAM and vCloud Suite.
- October 09, 2012
IT pros are waiting for VMware’s vCloud management stack to fully solidify before making any purchasing decisions.
- September 13, 2012
Twitter seems to be the IT admin’s venue of choice to vent virtualization frustrations about everything from vSphere and VMware View to Windows VMs.
- August 09, 2012
VMware and Hyper-V management tools top the news for very different reasons. While a VMware acquisition could bolster vCOps, new Hyper-V features won't be available until System Center 2012 SP1.
- August 08, 2012
VMware hasn’t disclosed what it’s going to do with Log Insight, but IT pros hope to see it integrated in the vCenter Operations management suite.
- June 19, 2012
For an accurate view of the competition between these industry titans, it’s best to look at the big picture in private and public cloud, experts say.
- June 08, 2012
Veeam has new “freemium” software, VMware patched a hole in its vFabric, and Oracle Cloud doesn’t play well with others. Read what people said about this week in virtualization.
- May 10, 2012
VMware customers hope that vSphere virtualization products will soon have more automation and integration.
- May 04, 2012
VMware users say their organizations are beginning to push past server virtualization toward private clouds, but the jury’s still out on exactly which tools and processes will take them there.
- April 10, 2012
For newly mixed hypervisor shops, HotLink SuperVISOR lets operations teams use the VMware vCenter management stack they already know and love.
- March 26, 2012
As more workloads are virtualized, does it make sense to give VMware virtualization management tools the burden of physical systems?
- March 02, 2012
VMware’s new free capacity analysis tool shows you how you stack up, but vBenchmark’s real value is reporting on infrastructure utilization.
- January 26, 2012
VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.0 gives customers advanced features, but the price tag has some customers eyeing less expensive options from VKernel and Microsoft.
- January 18, 2012
Many VMware vSphere features rely on vCenter Server, prompting some experts to speculate on ways its availability could be improved. Some say federation is also on the way.
- January 13, 2012
Security software giant McAfee is one of a growing number of enterprises running VMware vSphere, Hyper-V and XenServer together. Here’s how it manages multiple hypervisors.
- December 01, 2011
Updates to the vSphere file system and host-based replication are the unsung heroes of vSphere 5, experts say.
- November 28, 2011
SMBs should read the fine print before deploying VMware’s vSphere Storage Appliance, according to some who have kicked the tires on the product.
- November 17, 2011
VKernel’s prowess in the capacity planning department will help Quest take on VMware’s vCenter Operations in the virtualization management market, experts say.
- November 08, 2011
VMware’s Java application performance management software is now available for purchase, and other virtualization news in brief.
- October 21, 2011
Neverfail offers extension to VMware SRM; CA and Trend Micro partner with HyTrust; Quest releases vRanger 5.3; Veeam updates VMware management pack.
- October 18, 2011
Users are glad to see VMware knitting together products from various acquisitions with new virtualization management tools, though the tools remain works in progress.
- October 11, 2011
As the search for cost savings leads more VMware shops to Hyper-V and XenServer, IT pros learn that multi-hypervisor management is a tough nut to crack.
- September 13, 2011
VMware keeps making acquisitions, but some users wish the company would get back to developing the hypervisor and virtualization management tools.
- September 12, 2011
VMware has its work cut out for it integrating PacketMotion's hardware-based security appliances. Some virtualization pros say user access management isn’t on their radar yet.
- August 31, 2011
Check out the winners of the Best of VMworld Awards from TechTarget to see which vendors delivered the best virtualization technologies this year.
- August 31, 2011
At VMworld 2011, VMware and Cisco talked up a new way to move virtual machines over distance without sacrificing isolation or manageability.
- August 29, 2011
VMware is kicking off its annual conference by shipping out its latest release; F5 supports Metro vMotion; VKernel rolls out vOperations Suite 4; VCE adds new Vblock for VDI.
- July 27, 2011
Upping the memory limits per licensing level or shifting to pure vRAM licensing SKUs are popular suggestions for making the new vSphere 5 licensing model more palatable for users.
- July 25, 2011
The new VMware model may be odious, but there are ways to minimize the financial hit that vSphere 5 licenses will bring to some shops.
- July 13, 2011
Some VMware users are up in arms about the new vSphere 5 licensing and pricing, which is based on the amount of memory assigned to VMs.
- July 08, 2011
XenServer 6.0 adds support for cross-platform management with Microsoft and VMware; VMTurbo unveils free virtualization management tool; VMware Labs simplifies client application.
- June 22, 2011
New plug-ins will give users and ISVs more options for integrating third-party and homegrown apps into VMware’s orchestration tool.
- June 17, 2011
If VMware buys it, will users come? The Digital Fuel acquisition will take time to sink in, especially for smaller shops that have already invested in chargeback tools.
- June 14, 2011
VMware's latest acquisition, reportedly worth $85 million, will bolster chargeback and service-level reporting within VMware’s portfolio, the company claims.
- June 10, 2011
The new version of vCenter Converter Standalone will optimize disk partition alignment, Virsto snares $12 million in funding, and VMware partners with Hitachi on cloud services.
- June 06, 2011
Aston University chose Embotics’ V-Commander over VMware vCloud Director because it was more affordable and easier to set up, and to avoid being locked in with VMware.
- April 28, 2011
Users say large environments could benefit from a centralized means of updating ESXi hosts, but there are some network security concerns with the PXE Manager fling.
- April 25, 2011
Experts say the release of VMware vCenter Operations means the race is on in the virtualization management market to deliver the most comprehensive products at the best price.
- April 21, 2011
No one’s heartbroken that VMware Update Manager won’t patch guest OSes after vSphere 4.1, but some users have suggestions for the product’s continued development.
- April 15, 2011
McAfee taps Reflex for virtual security; NTT America builds vCloud; BlueCat IPAM supports Hyper-V; Decision Lens deploys NetEx virtual appliance and other news in brief.
- April 05, 2011
Why would VMware acquire an online backup service from its parent company EMC that’s not good at backing up virtual machines? Observers suspect it has something to do with cloud.
- March 17, 2011
VMware says its HA capability for virtual machines combined with Symantec’s AppHA allows users to make an end-run around Microsoft support policies.
- March 08, 2011
Beta testers are impressed with VMware’s new automated root-cause analysis tool, but some are still waiting to test and get pricing information on the Advanced and Enterprise editions.
- February 23, 2011
VCloud Director has been positioned as a replacement for VMware’s test and development offering, Lab Manager. But experts say VMware has cut bait on lab management and set out for a larger catch in the cloud.
- February 15, 2011
A new product called IPAM Insight pulls in information from vCenter to give users a unified view of the Layer 2 and Layer 3 networks in virtualized environments.
- February 10, 2011
VMware says vSphere 5, which is due out this summer, will add Storage DRS, host-based replication and network I/O control at the VM level.
- February 10, 2011
One of the major technical kinks that has yet to be worked out in VMware’s vShield virtualization security product line is what happens when the vShield Manager appliance fails.
- February 09, 2011
At Partner Exchange 2011, VMware previews a new product, vCenter Operations, for performance monitoring and capacity management.
- January 31, 2011
VMware was behind a series of news nuggets, from earnings and market share results to a new SMB offering and partnerships. Elsewhere, virtualization management ISVs say they’re making hay.
- January 21, 2011
HD Supply bumped up its IT shop’s percentage of virtualized servers by getting on board early with virtual infrastructure optimization startup VMTurbo.
- January 19, 2011
The first major update since VKernel integrated multiple software titles into one suite last summer, version 2.2 now includes storage I/O monitoring, Active Directory integration, and visibility into VMware RDMs.
- January 17, 2011
VMware says only customers of one third-party product by Quest are affected by changes in PowerCLI version 4.1.x.
- January 06, 2011
Changes to VMware PowerCLI version 4.1.x break scripts written in earlier versions of the vSphere scripting language, users say, who also feel VMware did not give them adequate warning.
- December 14, 2010
At the top of users' holiday wish lists is to understand VMware's roadmap for virtualization management and virtual data center management offerings in the new year.
- December 08, 2010
VMware and partners will publish new code, called VMware Aware Storage APIs (VASA), that incorporates physical data storage monitoring into vCenter and CapacityIQ, sources said.
- October 28, 2010
After a preview at VMworld, Veeam Backup & Replication 5.0 finally shipped. These news briefs also contain information about Hyper-V's involvement in the OpenStack project.
- October 25, 2010
VMware's efforts to reach out to small and medium-sized businesses have borne fruit, says the company. But SMBs want more than just vMotion from a lower-cost licensing package.
- October 12, 2010
VMware vCloud Request Manager improves workflow and software license tracking, while a new version of vCenter CapacityIQ sees disk and I/O resources.
- September 29, 2010
Hyperformix's self-learning algorithms can handle physical, virtual and public cloud infrastructures, much like the data center management products VMware is trying to build.
- September 27, 2010
As speculation swirls around a possible deal for Novell's SUSE Linux operating system, virtualization experts are also eyeing Novell's PlateSpin virtualization management tools.
- September 02, 2010
While VMware's head is in the clouds, enterprise users are battling technical and organizational challenges to adding high-end apps to server virtualization environments.
- September 01, 2010
Users at the VMworld 2010 conference said VMware's acquisition of Integrien, a performance monitoring software company, fills an important gap in VMware's product line.
- August 31, 2010
VMware partners including HyTrust and HP now offer products to support VMware'svCloud Service Director; and other news in brief.
- August 29, 2010
A new cloud management offering from VMware is meant to help users create virtual data centers with self-service provisioning features. But it will take time for enterprise IT to be ready for it.
- August 29, 2010
Hewlett-Packard Co. has launched the new hardware, software and services bundle CloudStart to get a private cloud up and running quickly; and other news in brief.
- July 29, 2010
Users still on VMware's ESX hypervisor prepare to make the switch to ESXi, but not without trepidation. VSphere 4.1 is the last VMware release to support the ESX Linux-based management console.
- July 26, 2010
VMware gave user-group attendees a sneak peak of vShield App and Edge, upcoming virtualization security products that may ease security tasks and boost existing security.
- July 22, 2010
VMware claims that per-VM licensing will cut costs for customers. But some users are leery of VMware's new pricing-and-licensing scheme.
- July 13, 2010
VMware added new features that appeal to large enterprises, and revamped licensing at the low end of its product line to appeal to SMBs, but users say their pain lies elsewhere.
- June 17, 2010
Even with the promise of tightly integrated management from Microsoft, some die-hard Windows shops opt for VMware.
- May 17, 2010
In today's news in brief, Veeam Software has tweaked Reporter 4.0 to better report on VMware environments; and other news in brief.
- March 24, 2010
Underwhelmed by VMware Host Profiles, some large VMware shops have turned to vProfile, a new configuration management from Reflex Systems.
- March 12, 2010
A new VMware vSphere 4 simulator enables developers to test their client applications without installing ESX Server.
- February 18, 2010
The upcoming VMware vSphere release promises improved I/O resource management and memory compression, according to attendees of VMware's Partner Exchange.
- February 01, 2010
Migrating from ESX to ESXi can be a hassle, but forward-looking users say there are clear management benefits from using the slimmed-down hypervisor.
- January 20, 2010
Installing ESXi on memory-based thumb drives and SD cards has gained steam among forward-looking VMware administrators.
- January 13, 2010
After five months in beta, VMware Go installation service is ready to automate the installation and configuration of VMware's free ESXi hypervisor.
- December 08, 2009
VKernel now offers a version of its Capacity Analyzer for Hyper-V, signaling the virtualization management company's new focus on Microsoft virtualization.
- November 20, 2009
The first major update to vSphere 4 delivers highly coveted support for Windows 7 as a host and as guest operating system.
- September 30, 2009
Microsoft Hyper-V R2 will include live migration and has a lower entry price, but VMware says its memory overcommit feature translates into lower total costs.
- September 01, 2009
VMware CEO Paul Maritz pitched vSphere and related management tools as key to the company's cloud computing vision, but VMworld 2009 attendees want more proof, less talk, before buying in.
- August 31, 2009
VMware's new VMware Go remote-installation service should make it easier for SMBs to deploy ESXi, which enterprises have thus far rejected.
- July 29, 2009
VMware administrators say new Hyper9's virtualization management software eases access to information that would take hours to find with vCenter Server.
- February 24, 2009
At VMworld Europe, VMware's CEO announced that IT shops and service providers will be able to build a software-based mainframe with the company's vSphere platform.
- February 10, 2009
VMware will offer a new high-availability option to shops that worry about the uptime of a vCenter management console.
- November 24, 2008
VDIworks' VDIworks2Go enables end users to check out a virtual desktop and run it locally on a laptop.
- July 16, 2008
With FastScale and VMware, Informatica can dynamically provision application components on laptops for sales demos, enabling improved performance and more VMs to run per server.
- June 10, 2008
The newly renamed ThinApp application virtualization product allows virtually any application to run on Windows, liberating admins from potential OS conflicts.
- September 12, 2007
Some 120 products from VMworld 2007 exhibitors were submitted for judging in nine categories. Among the notables were IBM and VMware, winners in the Best of Show category..
- July 23, 2007
Two years in the making, VMware's VMmark is designed to measure the performance of server hardware running multiple virtualized workloads.