How many patches does your virtualization platform have?

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VMware’s own Mike DiPetrillo surveys the current state of patching virtualization platforms and it’s not pretty. Link: VMware Patch Tuesday from Mike’s blog A Little Truth. Microsoft’s new hypervisor based product called “Hyper-V” requires a Windows operating system in the Parent Partition. Given that you’ll need to patch that Windows OS just like any other Windows Read more...

VMworld Expert Session online: Chargeback

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Did you know that vmworld.com was more than just a place to register for VMworld Europe? The team has some interesting developments in the pipeline, including building an increased presence on the site from across the broader virtualization ecosystem. The first of these developments is a new series of Expert Sessions. You can think of Read more...

Capacity Planner, profiling, and offline analysis

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Toni Verbeiren has been doing some thinking about capacity planning and Capacity Planner: Capacity Planning: What to monitor and how to interpret Are you aware of the utilization of your systems?  Even of your workstation? Would you have any idea how many of your servers could be placed on a virtualization platform with a specific Read more...

Weekend reading: new white papers

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Six new white papers in the directory: Virtual Machine Failure Monitoring VMware® High Availability (VMware HA) monitors your virtual infrastructure for ESX Server host failures and restarts virtual machines that are interrupted by those failures on alternate hosts. Starting with ESX Server 3.5, VMware HA can also detect and handle the failures of individual virtual Read more...

The Why’s and How’s of ESX patching

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From the new VMware Security Blog, Nand Mulchandani responds to the article by Ron Oglesby and Dan Pianfetti at virtualization.info about the number of patches that VMware has released for VI3. Link: VMware Security Blog > ESX patching questions. Recently there was an article on “Patch Tuesday for VMware” over at Virtualization.info. It is an Read more...