Archive for October, 2009

Participate in new version of vSphere Beta?

Posted on October 28th, 2009 in Announcement, vSphere | 1 Comment »

VMware vSphere 4 was released sometimes ago and the new version of VMware vSphere are coming soon. According to VMware vSphere Blog, they are looking for beta tester as below:

Want to be a vSphere beta participant?
We are looking for beta participants to test out some new vSphere features currently in development. Interested? If so, contact your VMware account team for further details.

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NetApp Virtual Storage Console (VSC) for ESX ready for Download

Posted on October 27th, 2009 in Announcement, Storage, vSphere | No Comments »

Netapp had official release the virtual storage console for VMware ESX host. You can view more information from here.

If you are netapp existing customers, you can download the software from here

Below is the summary I link from Netapp official blog site

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VMware Workstation 7 Official Release

Posted on October 27th, 2009 in Announcement, Virtualization | No Comments »

Finally, the VMware Workstation 7 is landed. You can download the latest version of VMware Workstation from here.

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Extending VMware vSphere 4 Enterprise Availability FAQ

Posted on October 12th, 2009 in Announcement, vSphere | No Comments »

What will happen to VMware vSphere Enterprise License after 15 December 2009?

Read FAQ show below as posted VMware Sales portal few days back.

FAQ
1. Are the promotions extending as well?
No the upgrade promotions are ending as planned on December 15, 2009

2. Why is VMware changing its position?
Customers have asked us to make this change in policy as they plan out their 2010 budgets and plan their vSphere implementations. They want these items to align with their Enterprise Plus upgrades. We want to provide maximum flexibility for every customer situation.

3. Is there a new date for Enterprise end of availability?
No, no specific date has been set. We expect Enterprise unit share to continue to decline as customers upgrade to Enterprise Plus and higher core processors enter the market. However, we want to provide maximum flexibility for every customer situation.

4. What happens to customers that bought Enterprise Plus because they believed Enterprise was going away?
VMware will not be implementing any kind of price protection program. Enterprise Plus provides exceptional additional value through the new features (vNetwork Distributed Switch, Host Profiles, 8-way vSMP, large memory configurations) and additional processor core entitlements. Ultimately, Enterprise Plus provides a significantly lower total cost per application than any other solution or option.

5. How does the 6-core restriction work for Enterprise?
The Enterprise core entitlement remains at 6-core and is technically enforced in the product. However, two Enterprise licenses can license one 8, 10, or 12 core processor

6. Will you introduce STD->ENT upgrade SKUs?
No, there are no plans at this time. Enterprise unit sales are already declining versus Enterprise Plus and this trend will only accelerate over Q4 and 2010. Enterprise Plus provides significant additional value at a lower cost per application.
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Nexus 1000V come with free when Virtualization with VMware vSphere 4 on Cisco UCS

Posted on October 11th, 2009 in Announcement, Virtualization, vSphere | No Comments »

I just got the confirmation from the Cisco representative as the Nexus 1000V will be bundle on the Cisco UCS as FOC if the customers who deploy the virtualization VMware vSphere 4 with  Cisco UCS platform. It will definitely be helpful and encourage more users to be adopted on nexus 1000V implementation in the Virtual Infrastructure when the VMware vSphere 4 are deploying on Cisco UCS platform. If you are running the VMware vSphere 4 with others server vendor, the Nexus 1000V will be an extra features with additional cost.