News of Third Party VHD/VMDK Optimisation Solution

February 17, 2010 // 1 Comment

I just read an article that reports on the launch of a new third party solution (beta) by Virsto Software to optimise the performance of VHD’s on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.  It will later be available for VMware’s VMDK’s.  It installs on the parent partition (host OS) and [...]

VMware Takes A Shot At Azure

February 11, 2010 // 0 Comments

I just read this (part of a larger article) on VMware in the cloud: Jackson also took the opportunity to get in a dig about Microsoft‘s Azure cloud computing initiative. Microsoft is painting a beautiful picture about cloud computing, but according to its own internal documents is not using [...]

Run ESX In VMware Workstation

February 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

I’m looking at maybe doing some VMware labs with VMM at home in the future.  My worry was hardware.  We know we can run Hyper-V on just about any machine (the h/w requirements are pretty basic).  It runs nicely on my Dell Latitude E6500.  But ESXi and ESX have a pretty limited [...]

Using VMM 2008 R2 For V2V

February 3, 2010 // 3 Comments

It is possible using Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 to migrate virtual machines from one hardware virtualisation platform to another.  This is known as Virtual to Virtual or V2V.  The possible migrations you can do are: Migrate from Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 to Hyper-V Migrate a VMware [...]

Hyper-V, VMware, Xen All Compared

January 29, 2010 // 0 Comments

Techtarget has a short article that lists the pros and cons of the hardware virtualisation solutions from Microsoft, Citrix and VMware.  It’s a quick read and gives decision makers a high level comparison of the big 3 solutions.  The author does a good job of staying neutral and gives [...]

VMware ESX 4.0 Update 1 Issues

December 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

I’ve just read a forum post where a VMware expert (a real one) has been reporting issues with the recent vCenter 4 and ESX 4 updates.  The latter one is scary; it can kill a host and lose some of your VM’s.  The problem happens on ESX if you manage the host using 3rd party [...]
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