RTFM Education covers VMworld

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Mike Laverick is well-known on the VMTN Forums and is also well-known at VMworld for usually wearing a big "RTFM Education" logo across the back of his shirt. Here’s his take so far on VMworld 2007: VMworld 2007: Day One: Keynote – ESX 3i The little story is – through the VMware rumour-mill we knew Read more...

We’re pro open source

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VMware’s contribution to the open source community is getting stronger. We already have contributed considerably in getting a vendor agnostic para-virtualization in the mainline Linux kernel. Several VMware employees also contribute to several open source projects on a personal basis as well. Now we’re taking it a step further. Yesterday we published the full source Read more...

Open Virtual Machine Tools

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[update below: Philip thinks this is a big deal] VMware announced that it has released a majority of VMware Tools as open source software as part of the project Open Virtual Machine Tools. VMware Tools is a set of guest operating system virtualization components that enhance performance and improve management of VMware virtual machines. Open Read more...

Wednesday Keynote liveblogging

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It’s the John Chambers show! VMTN Blog will turn it over to the blogging crew here at VMworld 2007. Go forth and refresh: Scott Lowe: On the importance of catching the transitions—neither being too late nor too early—John discussed Cisco’s use of the Internet back in the late 1990s.  He predicts a “second phase” of Read more...

Product launch galore

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Unless you’ve been offline for the last 24 hours, you should have noticed the frenzy of product launches yesterday. VMware launched ESX server 3i, Site Recovery Manager, and Virtual Desktop Manager. AMD released Barcelona, their native quad core processor, featuring Nested Page Tables, or Rapid Virtualization Indexing as they call it now. (I guess NPT Read more...