Archive for April, 2009

Oracle to buy Sun Microsystem

Posted on April 20th, 2009 in Announcement, Hardware, Industry News, Virtualization | No Comments »

Break news today which shocked most of the IT folks as Oracle had announced to buy over Sun Microsystems for 9.50 a share. I am really shocked to see this as last week, we were still talked about the deal called off with the possible merging from Sun Microsystems with IBM, which may end up IBM monopolize some high end computing market. Oracle could make a good move by taking over Sun. This may direct or indirect many environment which related to Virtualization, Java and MYSQL which is the strength of Sun Microsystems. There are chances to reduce the dependency of Oracle to Redhat and Enterprise Linux and move over to Sun Solaris or open solaris. This is more positive VS the buy over that suggested by IBM previously.

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Unofficial Malaysia VMware Users Group 2nd Meet Up

Posted on April 14th, 2009 in Announcement | 3 Comments »

Malaysia VMware User Group 1st meet up was happen few months back and we’re planning to organise an unofficial Malaysia VMware User Group 2nd meet up somehow mid of May 2009.

There is NO fix date, time and venue yet. Please feel free to suggest date, time and location.

Meetup Agenda:
Meet each others
VMware View (VDI) Demo
Open discussion

Date: Mid of May 2009
Time: After office hour

Venue: Cyberjaya? Puchong? Sunway? KLCC? KL Sentral?

Free. No registration required and join the crowd.
Bonus: Limited free gift(while stock last).
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Offline VM Migration auto convert RDM to VMDK format

Posted on April 10th, 2009 in Tips, Virtualization | 2 Comments »

Due to some reconfiguration work we performed on our Virtual Infrastructure, we had required to relocate some of the VM to a different datastore. These VMs which required to be moved had been attached with Raw Device Mapping (RDM). Previously I thought the offline storage migration will not move the RDM over to the datastore as RDM is referring to the raw device from the SAN storage.Actually I was planned to convert the RDM to VMDK which I planned to manual transfer the files I need from RDM to the new virtual disk I created.

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ESXi 3.5 u4 Available Now

Posted on April 9th, 2009 in Announcement | No Comments »

Are you running any VMware ESXi free edition so far? It’s time to try it out or upgrade – ESXi 3.5 u4 available for download now!

Get a free license for VMware ESXi and build virtual machines in minutes with this easy-to-deploy, OS-independent hypervisor.

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Microsoft Mythbusters Top 10 VMware Myths

Posted on April 9th, 2009 in Data Center, Hyper-V, Industry News, vCenter, Virtualization | 2 Comments »

I had just read through some articles and watch the video from Microsoft about the top 10 VMware Myths today, I would like to share my thoughts about the video details published by Microsoft with unbiased opinions.

The guys talked about Live Migration on HyperV on the next release. As a customer, I am always believed that the software provider should only commit and tell the customers when their products are ready, and not always tell the customer WE ARE READY IN THE NEXT RELEASE. This only explain as your product is not ready, what about your next release is in 2 years time? That meant the products is not as promise as you publish to the customers. Please take note that VMware had supported Storage VMotion for current version, which is another step beyond of Live Migration.

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