What does B-hive do again?

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As you may know, VMware recently began the process of acquiring B-hive, but you may not know much about what B-hive does. From the press release, B-hive "gives infrastructure groups visibility into application performance in virtual environments such as end-user transaction response time, virtual machine utilization and cross-virtual machine dependencies."  Think of it as providing Read more...

Server consolidation & VM sprawl – VMware Communities Roundtable #3

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This week’s VMware Communities Roundtable topic was server consolidation — capacity planning, virtual machine sprawl, and the resulting (and green) cost savings.  Listen to VCR #3 by clicking on the widget on the right or download the mp3 directly. (duration 56:32) VMware Communities: How many VMs would you DARE running on one host ??? Max Read more...

Get to know the new VDM 2.1 – Doug Brown’s Reviewers Guide

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We recently released version 2.1 of the VMware Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM), a way to manage connections between remote users and centralized virtual desktops. See the VDM 2.1 release notes. Doug Brown has now produced with VMware a VDM 2.1 Reviewers Guide. It’s a great resource, not just for journalists or other reviewers, but for Read more...

TripWire ConfigCheck sanity checks your ESX environment

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From the TripWire ConfigCheck site: Tripwire® ConfigCheckTM is a free utility that rapidly assesses the security of VMware ESX 3.5 hypervisor configurations compared to the VMware Infrastructure 3 Security Hardening guidelines. Developed by Tripwire in cooperation with VMware, Tripwire ConfigCheck ensures ESX environments are properly configured—offering immediate insight into unintentional vulnerabilities in virtual environments—and provides Read more...

VMware Communities Roundtable #2

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We had a good time at VMware Communities Roundtable #2, the sometimes-weekly roundup of what’s going on in the virtualization world. This week the main topics were green virtualization, ESXi and still paying attention to security, and VI 3.5 upgrade experiences. Listen by clicking over there to the right or download the mp3 directly. (The Read more...