Latest blog entries from VMTN

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A few recent updates from us: Let me know what you think of the new VMTN Front Page and if it is useful to you. I have it set as my browser start page, but I may be biased since I built it. "We’ve been busy…" from Steve Herrod. Steve is looking for feedback: given Read more...

The end of the monolithic firewall?

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Here’s a new thought on a known aspect of appliances. Appliances, being purpose-built for a single task, are usually simpler to configure and maintain than a generic compute server.  Virtual appliances (1) are easier to deploy but (2) in some cases may have a reduced performance profile because, well, they aren’t on dedicated network hardware.* Read more...

Keep up to date with the new VMTN

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The new VMTN front page gives a dynamic view into the activity on the site and in the VMware community. Keep up to date on the latest in VMTN News, Virtual Appliances, Technical Resources, Discussions, Knowledge Base, Compatibility Guides, Security Alerts, VMware Blogs, and Virtualization Blogs. The page is updated throughout the day, and new Read more...

Who updates the appliances?

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Red Hat’s David Lutterkort is on the money in this posting. The concept of a virtual appliance is seductive, but when the rubber hits the road, somebody has to keep it updated. That’s why we’re seeing the production-ready virtual appliances come from established appliance vendors who have the business and technical processes in place to Read more...

Grokking VMWare: SQUID/SARG appliance

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Link: Grokking VMWare | Jon Watson’s Tales from the Motherboard. I also modded a SQUID VM today by adding SARG and reporting to it. This is a good example of where the true value comes in for us. … The SQUID/SARG VM is a great example. It’s configured with two NICs – one bridged to Read more...