Richard Garsthagen over at Run-Virtual created another nice tool. VMjuggler is an application Richard wrote to use during demonstrations. The program is quite simple, it connects to VirtualCenter 2.x and you can select a VM and 2 hosts. After selecting this you can start the VMjuggler and the VM will be moves every 10 seconds between the hosts. The VMjuggler has been added to the vm4all.com website.
Friday, November 30. 2007
Wednesday, November 28. 2007
FullArmor delivers on its promise of virtual machine provisioning and automation capabilities with the release of Workflow Studio version 1.1 beta 1. So, what's new in version 1.1? Among the eleven new enhancement there is one interesting library in particular: the VMware Infrastructure Task Library. With this library you can completely provision and automate your VI3 infrastructure. Create, start, stop, suspend, resume, move, delete, and modify VMs.
Friday, November 16. 2007
This new site provides unbiased news analysis, a library of essential tips, informative learning guides and white papers -- all in an effort to arm you with the tools and tactics you need to do your job successfully and make the right technology decisions. You'll get expert advice on implementing VMware-related virtualization technologies for server consolidation, disaster recovery, lab and test, desktop centralization or other production usage. The SearchVMware.com editors will provide you with the type of high quality content you're accustomed to from SearchServerVirtualization.com. You can even sign up for newsletters focused on different aspects of VMware virtualization technologies like:
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Eric Sloof is interviewing John Troyer at the VMworld 2007
On VMware Connected, he is going to talk about the greater community of virtualization users and how they connect, both at the home base of communities.vmware.com and elsewhere on that series of pipes. John Troyer has been working on the communities team at VMware for about two years. He worked with internal and external bloggers, keeping the VMTN Blog on a slow steady drip, and is the de facto RSS guy on the web team. He’s also involved with projects like the Virtual Appliance Marketplace, and takes full responsibility for anything you don't like about it.
The eG Monitor for VMware infrastructures (the eG VM MonitorTM), part of the eG Enterprise Suite, is a comprehensive solution for monitoring and managing all aspects of virtual hosts and guests, whether the infrastructure is used to support server or desktop applications. Coupled with the ability of the eG Enterprise Suite to monitor over 80 applications, including Citrix, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, SAP, and others, the eG VM Monitor – with its patent-pending In-N-Out MonitoringTM technology -- provides a comprehensive end-to-end solution for monitoring and managing the performance of virtual IT infrastructures.
Tuesday, November 13. 2007
vmSight, the leader in virtual network intelligence, offers the Basic Edition of its product suite FREE. Designed to complement your desktop virtualization initiatives, this set of systems management tools provides valuable new management capabilities with powerful reporting for exceptional visibility. Seeing is believing. Click here to register and download the FREE Basic Edition. For more information about vmSight's product suite, visit www.vmsight.com. What is virtual network intelligence? It's a new category of virtual system management tools that provides extensive reporting, analytics and alerts on all network activity within your virtual environment. And that means improved IT accounting, visibility for IT planning and information for IT compliance.IT administrators easily view and monitor activities by user, group, desktop, server, application and time of day to meter usage in the virtual environment. Reports support IT accounting to determine chargebacks and IT planning to optimize configuration. Monitor your access right policies in real-time and receive alerts when virtual network activities do not comply with those defined policies. Easily report on detailed user activity in the virtual environment to validate your virtual network security.
Friday, November 9. 2007
Falconstor created two slapstick movies (part 1 & II) about data protection and posted them on YouTube. Never lose valuable data again. FalconStor data protection solutions, including the new VMware-certified FalconStor CDP Virtual Appliance for VMware, ensure continuous availability and complete protection. No matter what IT issues you face, FalconStor will make it seem as if it never happened.
Server Sprawl and escalating IT costs have managers and system administrators scrambling to find ways to cut costs and reduce Total Cost of Ownership of their physical infrastructure. Combining software applications onto a single server, even if those applications are from the same software vendor, can be dangerous and problems hard to troubleshoot. Virtualization allows you to consolidate many servers onto a single physical server reducing hardware, electrical, cooling, and administrative costs. These virtual servers run completely independent of each other so if one crashes the other are not affected. Planning and implementing a server consolidation is a complex process. This book details the requirements for such a project, includes sample forms and templates, and delivers several physical to virtual migration strategies which will save both time and costs. Readers of this book will easily be able to plan and deploy VMware, Microsoft Virtual Server, and Xen.
- Create a virtual network to exchange information or provide a service to other virtual machines or computers.
- Use virtualization to support removable media such as CD or DVD optical disks.
- Reduce server costs, administration overhead, and complexity .
About the Author
David Rule Jr. (VMware VCP, VAC, MCP, Citrix CCEA, CCA) is a Senior Consultant for Choice Solutions LLC, an Overland Park, KS-based systems integrator that provides IT design, project management, and support for enterprise computing systems. Davids primary role is in developing virtualization strategies for Choice Solutions clients.
Paperback: 500 pages
Publisher: Syngress (November 23, 2007)