Five new performance papers from VMware

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Performance of VMware VMI VROOM! blog entry: VMI performance benefits; White paper: The Performance of VMware VMI. (Note that Krishna will be speaking at VMworld Europe 2008.) Since VMI-enabled kernels can run on native systems, the popular Linux distributions Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04) and Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) were shipped with VMI enabled by default Read more...

VI plug-in site launches

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Andrew Kutz’s VIPlugins.com has gone live. Link: viplugins.com Welcome to your first and last stop on this wide world of webs for all of your VMware Infrastructure (VI) plugin needs. He’s got the first two plug-ins up there (SVMotion and Add Port Groups), and you’re welcome to contribute. They’ll even host it for you if Read more...

VMworld Europe 2008 Timetable

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Going to VMworld Europe 2008? Rene vd Linden to the rescue with an easy-to-use  of session grid. Not going? Stay tuned here at VMTN Blog where we’ll collect all the blogs and pictures and commentary as it happens. [via Yellow Bricks] Link: Rene’s Blog » Blog Archive » VMware: VMworld Europe 2008 Timetable. I am Read more...

Refresh Now!

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Link: vmMBA.com: Refresh Now!. Why would you replace a server that runs fine, meets SLAs, and is not fully depreciated? This is a common obstacle to replacing a physical server with a VM when it is not yet "ready" to be refreshed. Historically, people have had a hard time producing a business case for these Read more...

SVMotion GUI and VC plug-in from VMware Community

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Dave Marshall at the InfoWorld Virtualization Report sums up the last two weeks’ advances in the state of the art of Storage VMotion: Link: VMware Community Spices Up VMware Storage VMotion One of the things I like about being in the IT industry is the sense of community. And as both VMware and virtualization in Read more...