VMware in the news this week

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2/9/07 ServerWatch: Virtually Speaking: Courting SMBs 2/7/07 TechTarget SearchServerVirtualization.com: VMware prepping for greater hardware compatibility 2/6/07 InformationWeek: VMware Offers Management Console To Attract Small Businesses — VirtualCenter for VMware Server is a single management console for configuring, provisioning, and managing virtual machines2/6/07 TechTarget SearchSMB.com: VMware coaxes SMBs with low-cost management tool2/6/07 CIO Today: New VMware Read more...

Eclipse plug-in for Workstation 6.0 beta 3

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Workstation 6.0 beta 3 has now been released. Tony D’Souza talks about developing the new Eclipse plug-in that allows developers to debug code on a remote machine from the comfort of their own local IDE. Still think virtualization is just for running Windows on Linux? Link: quikchange: Making remote debugging easier to use. Shortly after Read more...

Clarifying the 3D video

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This movie has been making the rounds. It shows off 3D graphics in VMware codename Fusion on a Mac. Let me clear up a few things. This has been an "experimental feature" of our product line since Workstation 5.0, released almost 2 years ago. It supports DirectX 8.1 with no shading. Regis, aka hpreg, tech Read more...

ESX Server and 2007 daylight savings

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Link: ESX Timezone Confusion at jeremYprieS.com. There seems to be some confusion about patching esx2 for the US 2007 DST changes? http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=70539 Here is VMware’s KB on the subject. http://kb.vmware.com/kb/8695824 So how do I determine when DST starts and ends on my box?  Seems like a logical question.  Try This command… zdump -v /etc/localtime | Read more...

Taking advantage of paravirtualization standards: KVM in Linux

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The open source virtualization solution KVM is now in the new Linux 2.6.20 kernel, along with paravirtualization support. Now that the various communities have hammered out a common paravirtualization interface for different hypervisors (paravirt-ops), both Xen and VMware will be able to run paravirtualized guests using a standard kernel. VMware has demonstrated paravirtualization, and one Read more...