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June 09, 2010
Thanks to a new pact between VMware and Novell, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is now VMware's Linux of choice for virtual appliances.
October 15, 2008
Using the Open Virtualization Format standard, Citrix Systems' Project Kensho toolkit packages virtual appliances so they can be used on different hypervisors and clouds.
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In this Q&A, author Patrick Gargano discusses the importance of virtualization in networking and offers studying advice for aspiring CCNPs and CCIEs in preparation for the exams. Continue Reading
A virtual machine (VM) is an operating system (OS) or application environment that is installed on software, which imitates dedicated hardware. Continue Reading
Using benchmarks gives the user a head start in troubleshooting if VM performance begins to falter. But how can benchmarking help with resources, hardware decisions and virtual workloads? Continue Reading
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Virtual appliances can execute specific IT tasks, such as data analysis and application creation. There are several free offerings available, but admins must be wary of risks. Continue Reading
VMs, whether created by Type 1 or Type 2 hypervisors, offer many benefits in a virtualization project. Potential disadvantages include performance and resource consumption. Continue Reading
Virtualizing applications is great for ROI. With virtual server migrations and virtual appliances, you can recoup your investment even faster. Continue Reading
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The Virtual Machine Connection tool lets users copy files and redirect local resources to a VM without a network connection. Continue Reading
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Virtual appliances, or VAPs, are virtual machine templates that bundle OSes and applications. They can reduce software deployment time and offer several new capabilities as well. Continue Reading
VMsafe-aware virtual appliances can subject a virtualization environment to security risks, but smart administration can help you avoid a breach. Continue Reading
VMware Converter is VMware's physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversion tool. Learn about version differences, hot and cold cloning, and which servers to stay away from with this tool. Continue Reading