Virtualizing XenApp on XenServer 5.0 and ESX 3.5

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New performance results are out that show ESX supports more XenApp users with lower CPU usage than XenServer. Click through for the whole thing, including the details of the user-centric workload. For perormance testing of desktop or terminal services virtualization, simulating the workload is very important. It can be tricky, and if you don't simulate Read more...

Virtualizing Exchange: Roundtable podcast #32

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Last week we repeated our topic, Virtualizing Exchange and other enterprise messaging applications. Our guests, VMware's Dave Korsunsky and Jon Dybik, returned. A good time was had by all. As always, listen via the widget on the right, by downloading the mp3 directly, or by going through iTunes. (Every week, you can download the raw Read more...

High throughput iSCSI with VMware: a multi-vendor post

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Chad (of EMC) and Vaughn (of NetApp) posted today a great collaborative blog article (with others from VMware, Dell/EqualLogic and  HP/Lefthand) that has a nice backgrounder on iSCSI, talks about some design considerations, links to lots of resources, and then talks about some little-known configuration  and performance considerations. If you are not an iSCSI guru, Read more...

Got Mac? Get your Windows 7 on.

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From our Team Fusion blog: Windows 7 on Mac with VMware Fusion: A Practical Guide There’s been a lot of buzz flying around about Microsoft’s next big operating system, Windows 7, which just entered public beta. As our readers know, a great way to start testing out a new operating system is in a virtual Read more...

What’s new on VMworld.com: calendar, subscription, booths

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VMworld Europe is right around the corner. (You have registered, yes?) In the meantime, here are a few new items available at the 24/7 online version of VMworld: VMworld.com Virtualization Events http://www.vmworld.com/community/events/ Here you can post conferences, tradeshows, seminars, webinars for the community to view.  we will add to the calendar on this page. Hmm, Read more...