1st VirtualizeTips Magazine Released

Posted on February 25th, 2011 in Announcement, Industry News, Virtualization | No Comments »

I saw many kind of Open Source magazine for the past and I can remember one called “MyOSS magazine” in Malaysia but too bad it’s not last long due to certain reason.

Few day back, I found a brand new Virtualization related Magazine – VirtualizeTips Magazine from Brian and Mike. Good jobs!

This is a project that I’ve been working on for a couple of months now and finally was able to bring it together. My dream for this is to produce something monthly if possible. I like the magazine format because it offers something different than just reading RSS feeds and blog posts. For the people that travel or use iPads or other tablets I hope this gives you something else of interest to read.

Initially the focus of the magazine will be heavily focused around VMware technology but as time passes I hope to be able to incorporate other Virtualization topics into the mix. The content will include interviews, how-to articles, reviews and community based topics.

This edition has articles that cover HP BladeSystem Matrix, Designing with VAAI, new VMware certifications, storage and networking articles and Kendrick Colemans home lab and several other topics.

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VMware vCenter 4.0 Update 2 & VMware vSPhere 4.0 Update 2 Released

Posted on June 11th, 2010 in vCenter, vSphere | No Comments »

VMware have been released VMware vCenter 4.0 Update 2 & VMware vSphere 4.0 Update 2 on 10 June 2010.

Latest version:
vCenter Server 4.0 Update 2 (Build 258672)
vSphere Client 4.0 Update 2 (Build 258672)
ESX 4.0 Update 2 (Build 261974)
VMware Tools (Build 261974)

What ‘s new about VMware vCenter 4.0 Update 2:

  • Guest Operating System Customization Improvements: vCenter Server now supports customization of the following guest operating systems:
    • Windows XP Professional SP2 (x64) serviced by Windows Server 2003 SP2
    • SLES 11 (x32 and x64)
    • SLES 10 SP3 (x32 and x64)
    • RHEL 5.5 Server Platform (x32 and x64)
    • RHEL 5.4 Server Platform (x32 and x64)
    • RHEL 4.8 Server Platform (x32 and 64)
    • Debian 5.0 (x32 and x64)
    • Debian 5.0 R1 (x32 and x64)
    • Debian 5.0 R2 (x32 and x64)
  • Resolved Issues:In addition, this release delivers a number of bug fixes that have been documented in theResolved Issues section.

What ‘s new about VMware vSPhere 4.0 Update 2:

  • Enablement of Fault Tolerance Functionality for Intel Xeon 56xx Series processors— vSphere 4.0 Update 1 supports the Intel Xeon 56xx Series processors without Fault Tolerance. vSphere 4.0 Update 2 enables Fault Tolerance functionality for the Intel Xeon 56xx Series processors.
  • Enablement of Fault Tolerance Functionality for Intel i3/i5 Clarkdale Series and Intel Xeon 34xx Clarkdale Series processors— vSphere 4.0 Update 1 supports the Intel i3/i5 Clarkdale Series and Intel Xeon 34xx Clarkdale Series processors without Fault Tolerance. vSphere 4.0 Update 2 enables Fault Tolerance functionality for the Intel i3/i5 Clarkdale Series and Intel Xeon 34xx Clarkdale Series processors.
  • Enablement of IOMMU Functionality for AMD Opteron 61xx and 41xx Series processors— vSphere 4.0 Update 1 supports the AMD Opteron 61xx and 41xx Series processors without input/output memory management unit (IOMMU). vSphere 4.0 Update 2 enables IOMMU functionality for the AMD Opteron 61xx and 41xx Series processors.
  • Enhancement of the esxtop/resxtop utility vSphere 4.0 Update 2 includes an enhancement of the performance monitoring utilities, esxtop and resxtop. The esxtop/resxtop utilities now provide visibility into the performance of NFS datastores in that they display the following statistics for NFS datastores: Reads/swrites/sMBreads/s,MBwrtn/scmds/sGAVG/s(guest latency).
  • Additional Guest Operating System Support— ESX/ESXi 4.0 Update 2 adds support for Ubuntu 10.04. For a complete list of supported guest operating systems with this release, see the VMware Compatibility Guide.

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VMware vSphere 4 Available for Download Now

Posted on May 21st, 2009 in Announcement, vSphere | No Comments »

Good New!

VMware vSphere 4 available for download now!
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Citrix XenServer 5: Optimized Performance for XenApp Compared to VMware ESX 3.5u3

Posted on May 12th, 2009 in Industry News, Tips, Xen | No Comments »

Just got another report posted by Tolly Group:
Citrix XenServer 5: Optimized Performance for XenApp Compared to VMware ESX 3.5u3

Tolly Citrix Systems commissioned Tolly to evaluate the performance of Citrix XenApp when running on Citrix XenServer 5 and compare that with XenApp running on VMware ESX 3.5u3.

Testing focused on system scalability and user quality-of-experience. This test report was approved for publication by VMware. The VMware End User License Agreement (EULA) requires such approval.

The testing was conducted in accordance with Tolly Common RFP #1101, Virtual Server Performance. That document is available for license and you can find more information about it on the Tolly Common RFP website.

Download the free Citrix/VMware report as below:
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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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