vCenter on Linux Part duet

Posted on March 16th, 2009 in vCenter | 2 Comments »

Ha …! Ha…! I thought I am the only person disappointed with the fact no Open Source database support. Luckilly I was not so extreme compare to what I have read. Take a look at “Dissappointing Tech preview of the vCenter on Linux” I was still giving some chances hoping VMware will take some serious action. No doubt someone commented they plan to have DB2 included but it is still a “monster” compare to some other light weight databases.

vCenter on Linux & Cross Platform Client

Posted on February 28th, 2009 in Announcement, Virtualization | 3 Comments »

For those who missed VMworld 2008 in Las Vegas hope this piece of info will trigger some excitement. Under the “Explore Technology & Architecture” category Breakout Session #TA3201 : Linux Strategy & Roadmap outline some interesting stuff for those pure Open Source or Linux house. It will definitely a good news if you plan or already virtualize with VMware. As most of us know the “legacy” VirtualCenter or the new name to be release vCenter required to have a AD or MS server in house to manage VI3 & ESX.

Beside OS dependancy it also require a database which currently so sad only work with Oracle or MSSQL. During TA3201 session under Linux Initiatives mentioned vCenter will have a Linux appliance version as well as a Cross Platform Client. As follow are some highlight what’s is in the vCenter Linux appliance. The interesting part is there is no mention whether it will support OpenSource databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL.
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How to check VMware tools version using CLI on Linux

Posted on February 10th, 2009 in Operating Systems, Tips | 2 Comments »

Personally, I would said VMware Tools upgrade on Linux is not as easy as Microsoft Windows virtual machine. Every time VMware Tools upgrade must give me some problem especially on SuSE Linux virtual machine. Anyway this article is not discuss about VMware Tools upgrade and I’m focus on “How to check VMware tools version on Linux using CLI

Option 1:
# grep buildNr /usr/bin/
my $buildNr;
$buildNr = '3.5.0 build-143128';
return remove_whitespaces($buildNr);

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VM Linux Guest Kernel Compilation Error

Posted on December 2nd, 2008 in Tips, Workstations | 2 Comments »

I have a OpenSuSE 11 running on my laptop VMware Workstation 6.5.1 recently. During VMware Tools installation, I found a weird error show as below:

“The following VMware kernel modules have been found on your system that were not installed by the VMware Installer. Please remove them then run this installer again.”



Execution aborted.

VMware kernel

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Revise IT strategy on Economy Crisis

Posted on October 16th, 2008 in Data Center, Industry News, Operating Systems | No Comments »

Economy crisis is already happened and impacted to every business around the world. The major impact are really hit to the banking and financial environment. At the same time, I believe that the financial sector are the highest IT spending every year and everywhere around the world to provide service availability to their customer, stock market, and treasury trading.

If we analyze what happen to the IT spending on the financial and banking environment, you will not surprise to see that the amount of storage, servers, solution and unnecessary equipment been under utilized for every bank around the world. The IT department for financial sector had been comfort live for many years and is time now for them to review and revise their IT spending to ensure higher return from their investment.

Open source or reliable LINUX had not been really high utilize in financial sector are really due to the comfort living of their IT department. Personal point of view, why we have to run something else on the expensive IBM AIX, mainframe, HP UX, Microsoft, Oracle VS the reliable LINUX from x86 or x64 platform to perform the same result? The simple answer is really the mindset from the person.
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