Four Solaris Virtual Machines

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Link: Tucker’s Tech: Solaris 10 in a VM. There are now four Solaris VMs available from Sun, including S10U3 and Solaris Express (aka Nevada) build 55.  VMware tools are pre-installed (at least in the two I downloaded), but the VMs are still using IDE disks so they won’t work for ESX/VI users. The four virtual Read more...

Assorted VMware Tools

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Link: Assorted VMware Tools » blog.scottlowe.org. Over the past few weeks, a number of VMware-related tools have been released.  All of these tools are third-party tools written by avid VMware fans or ISVs, and as far as I am aware all of these tools are available at no cost. Scott lists: VMX Extras VCplus Veam Read more...

Get Juiced (and win a pass to VMworld)

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The Virtual Appliance Marketplace is having a contest — just check out the appliances, register, and you will be entered into a drawing for a free pass to VMworld 2007 in San Francisco on September 11. In related virtual appliance news, Srinivas Krishnamurti talks about the "Just Enough OS" concept, JeOS, in The Console. By Read more...

End score (consolidation, power etc.)

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Martijn Lohmeijer has been documenting his progress on a server consolidation and VDI project. Here he sums up the benefits they’ve seen so far: Link: End score (consolidation, power etc.) « Documenting a virtualization project. Real estate saved (focusing on servers only, not the VDI): Total rack units used for VI: 30 Total racks used Read more...