Security Virtualization myths dispelled?

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Link: Security Virtualization myths dispelled? | Virtual Scoop. In an article titled VMware dispels virtualization myths, Bridget Botelho  wrote: "One significant issue with virtual machine security is with virtual switch isolation," said Burton Group’s Wolf."The current all-or-nothing approach to making a virtual switch ‘promiscuous’ in order to connect it to an IDS/IPS is not favorable Read more...

VDM 2.0 Beta now live

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From Warren Ponder: Virtual Desktop Blog: VMware VDI – VDM 2.0 Beta now live. VDM 2.0 is a new product. Over the last few months the team has been hard at work so we can deliver on the design goals we set for this release of the broker. At this stage we are really focused Read more...

A virtualization koan: redshift or blueshift?

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A student asked a zen master "What is the value of virtualization — redshift or blueshift?" The zen master answered "Mu." Ben Rockwood at Joyent: I was asked to co-present with an engineer from Sun at an upcoming conference in October. I asked him to do his slides and then shoot me over the presentation Read more...

VMware partnering using security APIs

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Link: VMware shares secrets in security drive | CNET News.com. VMware has traditionally restricted access to its hypervisor code and, while the vendor has made no official announcement about the API sharing program tentatively called "Vsafe," VMware founder and chief scientist Mendel Rosenblum said that the company has started sharing some APIs (application program interfaces) Read more...

Even more on ESX 3i: commentary, and running in a VM

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We all know you can run ESX Server in a VM (you know that, right?). Thomas Bishop already has the ESX Server 3i beta working in Fusion, and Eric Sloof has it going in Server. Thomas also has an interactive shell running at boot. See this forum thread for all the acrobatics, where pbraren and Read more...