Tag: Virtualisation

Hyper-V, VMware, Xen All Compared

Techtarget has a short article that lists the pros and cons of the hardware virtualisation solutions from Microsoft, Citrix and VMware.  It’s a quick read and gives decision makers a high level comparison of the big 3 solutions.  The author does a good job of staying neutral and gives good advice.  Each solution has benefits…

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Poorly Planned Virtualisation Projects

This short article is an interesting read.  The author discusses how UK CIO’s feel virtualisation projects are not going to plan and aren’t returning the expected savings.  VDI is pointed out.  Yeap, VDI is one that a lot of us misunderstood early on (including me).  I’ve tried pricing it and it’s definitely more expensive than…

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VMware ESX 4.0 Update 1 Issues

I’ve just read a forum post where a VMware expert (a real one) has been reporting issues with the recent vCenter 4 and ESX 4 updates.  The latter one is scary; it can kill a host and lose some of your VM’s.  The problem happens on ESX if you manage the host using 3rd party…

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VMM P2V Migration

Microsoft System Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 includes the ability to do a P2V (physical-to-virtual) migration of Windows computers.  This is usually the last critical step in a normal virtualisation project – take those physical servers that an audit identified as being candidates to be converted into virtual machines.  The process scans the contents…

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Virtualisation: The Undersold Truth

Ease of administration. To a sys admin, those 3 words mean a lot.  To a decision maker like a CIO or a CFO (often one and the same) they mean nothing. It’s rare enough that I find myself working with physical boxes these days.  Most everyone is looking for a virtualised service which is cool…

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