RTFM’s “Upgrading to ESX 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 Experiences”

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Mike Laverick again shares another screenshot-filled pdf guide, this time with his upgrade notes. Overall it went OK, but he had a few issues with the VC upgrade. As always, you should backup, snapshot, and try it on non-production machines first. Link: RTFM Education » Blog Archive » Upgrading to ESX 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 Read more...

VMware Fusion 1.1.1 Launches; Adds One Cool Feature, Addresses 15 Issues

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The VMware Fusion Team is happy to announce that VMware Fusion 1.1.1 is now available, addressing 15 issues reported by our customers.  VMware Fusion 1.1.1, a free update for current VMware Fusion customers and available in all the languages Fusion currently ships in, also adds a nifty new feature to transparently remap keyboard shortcuts when Read more...

Challenges of Desktop Virtualization

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From Massimo Re Ferre’:  Why Desktop Virtualization is not as easy as Server Virtualization. He brings up a number of barriers to thin client computing that have remained true over the years. I do think that this is the psychological one is the most important — ever since Apple II’s and IBM PC’s began sneaking Read more...

Managing VMware with Hyperic

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The good folks from Hyperic and Mosso have put together a nice recorded presentation on managing the operations of your virtual infrastructure — keeping track of your virtual appliances as they are VMotioned around your pool, maintaining performance history across migrations, comparing guest and host metrics, things like that. Stacey Schneider shares the story on Read more...