2012
08.23

Not only are they reversing the virtual RAM vTax that “would have no effect” on customers and help them to “right-size their clouds” but now their marketing mouthpiece is saying that concurrent live migrations are bad. LMFAO Smile

I love that he tries to make a point that the default maximum live migrations is 2, and that it must be sooo hard to change that number in the GUI.

This is a last grasp at trying to score points that only the most blinkered fanboy could agree with makes Novell Netscape VMware look really bad.  I love it Smile

And don’t forget, VMware storage is insecure too.

Hey Eric, while you’re blogging, can you let the VMware customers who paid memory vTax over the last year to right-size their clouds know how they can get a refund to return to their “VM sprawl” once again?

EDIT:

I just realised that by reading that post, VMware seem very unsure of using vMotion to migrate VMs with production workloads. Oooh, is vMotion that fragile?  I guess it might be seeing as it is allegedly based on Legato Replistor code and we all know how reliable Replistor was … oh .. right … it wasn’t that reliable at all.  Don’t worry vFanboys, Live Migration always leaves your VM running, even if something bad happens.  No bridges are burned; If the VM can’t migrate, it stays where it originally was, completely unharmed and uninterrupted.

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  1. I love Hyper-V and I do not care for VMWare. But as I am currently in between employment and actively looking, I can’t help but notice that 90% of the opportunities require 3 to 5 years experience with VMWare. Until Hyper-V gets a better foot hold, VMWare is still going to maintain its dominance. So “scared” may not be accurate, more likely just concerned.

    Then there is the storage experience problem, where and how to get it. But I am getting off topic, or am I?

    • Novell used to be a required server skill too :) Follow the link in the post to see more about the VMware storage security issue.

      • Oh yea, I read that, very concerning. One of the things that scare me about VMWare and XenServer is that in order to be as sure as one can be you really need to know the OS (grain of salt here please). Both are a *nix derivative that, yes, are locked down to a certain extent. Not so much in this case though, obviously, but I never would have even known to consider it. Not to say I would catch everything on a Windows Platform but things are more obvious for me in Hyper-V than VMWare or XenServer.

      • And point well taken on Novell, which apparently is still used in several Hospitals in my area.

  2. @Stan: I tend to agree with you honestly. Plugin “vmware” vs “hyper-v” in dice.com, and you’ll see 10x jobs for VMware. That’s not the best measure, but one that does show that the race is still not as close as some may claim. Getting experience in an enterprise environment can be tough… Sorry, no solution, only some understanding of your situation.

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