Record/Replay in Workstation 6

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Interesting set of articles on the Amazing VM Record/Replay Feature in VMware Workstation 6.  Steve Herrod, VP of Engineering at VMware, describes the challenge of recording and replaying the execution of a virtual machine.  At first it may seem straightforward – we all know what record / replay is – but it gets complex given Read more...

Bigger Better Betas

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Like any good software company, VMware is always trying to improve the quality and effectiveness of our beta programs.  We want to collect feedback from users, give early adopters insight into the new product features, and create an overall positive experience with the product.  With these goals in mind, we’ve created a new way to Read more...

Michael Dell uses Ubuntu (and VMware Workstation)

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We’re happy that Michael Dell uses Ubuntu, but if you follow the link to Michael’s official bio, you’ll see he’s using the VMware Workstation 6 beta release as well.  That really warms our hearts. From Michael Varsavsky, Michael Dell Uses Ubuntu!: Interestingly I just got an e mail from Michael Dell in which he says Read more...

ESX Server Patch Recall

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Update (April 19, 2007): New patches are available that replace the two recalled patches.  Details on the two links below. Normally we don’t directly blog product announcements on the VMTN Blog — instead, they are always blogged on  VMTN Top News, which is also subscribable via RSS.  But in this case, we wanted to be Read more...

VMware Consolidation Ratios Aren’t A Competition

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Link: "VMware Consolidation Ratios Aren’t A Competition" by Bob Plankers, The Lone Sysadmin. “I just read an article about an IBM shop that is planning a 50:1 virtualization ratio in their VMware environment,” I told two coworkers. “What’s our ratio?” “19:1 across our whole VMware environment.” “Do we plan to get to 50:1?” “No,” I Read more...