Hyper-V, VMware, Xen All Compared

January 29, 2010 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Poorly Planned Virtualisation Projects

January 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

VMware ESX 4.0 Update 1 Issues

December 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

VMM P2V Migration

December 9, 2009 // 4 Comments

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 [...]

Virtualisation: The Undersold Truth

November 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 [...]
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