Videos: VMotion in action, Live CDs

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Dell has a very nice VMware Alliance center, with plenty of white papers, support documents, and case studies. Somewhere in there, and I’m not sure on what page, they point to this video: Screencast of a VMotion demo [warning: direct link to .wmv file. No sound. I can’t figure out how to get a screenshot Read more...

Top 10 Recommendations for Improving VMware ESX Security

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[Updated twice below.] Check out Alex Bakman’s VMworld 2007 presentation here as well on Top 10 Recommendations for Improving VMware ESX Security. Use Firewall and Antivirus software for COS. Just as in any other operating system, this provides basic protection Use VLANs to segment the physical network so only machines that are required to see Read more...

VDI connection broker comparison

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From VMware Forum regular Massimo re Ferre’, a comparison table of the various "connection broker" options for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. The connection broker is the software ‘traffic cop’ that controls session access to the server-side virtual desktops or other shared resources. Link: Brokering technologies for client consolidation. This page is intended to be a summary Read more...

Studying NUMA with VMmark

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Bruce Herndon of VMware’s performance team uses the VMmark benchmark to take a look at how ESX Server utilizes NUMA (non-uniform memory access) while scaling to high numbers of virtual machines. Link: Studying NUMA with VMmark. In a NUMA system, the processors are divided into sets, also known as nodes. Each node has direct, local Read more...

Record/Replay in VMware Workstation 6.0 beta 3

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Christian Hammond talks about Record/Replay and other features in the new Workstation beta. Link: ChipLog » VMware Workstation 6.0 beta 3. What is this good for? Well, have you ever tried testing a program only to encounter a bug that you just can’t reproduce? Maybe there was some memory corruption that happened under some specific Read more...