24 avril 2009

Thin provisionning, what? Save diskspace with ESX and vSphere, oh yes…

Just to say it, because it is one feature MS Virtual Server and Hyper-V have that was missing ESX in GUI vCenter... the article : I was always very happy with one of the features present in VMware Workstation since few years now. Actually you are able to specify in VMware Workstation when you configure new virtual disk how big the disk will be. But when you specify for example 50 Gigs virtual disk inside Workstation , the disks real space on your PC gets just few hundred Ko. The vmdk file which is laying on your hard disk will... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2009

Rollup pour Virtual PC 2007 Service Pack 1

Et oui moins glamour que vSphere, mais néanmoins beaucoup utilisé.... Après la mise à disposition de Virtual PC 2007 Service Pack 1, voici un rollup apportant le support de trois nouvelles éditions de Windows en tant qu’OS virtualisé mais aussi deux nouvelles éditions de Windows sur lesquelles Virtual PC 2007 SP1 est supporté. Ce rollup apporte également des améliorations et des corrections. La liste est conséquente et je vous engage à la consulter : KB958162 - Description of the hotfix rollup package for Virtual PC... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2009

Exmon for Exchange 2007 SP1? Check! Updated...

EDIT 4/23/2009: Updated to include the info on dependency on Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable (might vary based on OS you are installing on). Just a quick note to share the news that we have just published the updated Microsoft Exchange Server User Monitor tool, aka. Exmon, for Exchange 2007 SP1. The updated tool can be downloaded here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=9a49c22e-e0c7-4b7c-acef-729d48af7bc9. If the download page says that the version is 14.00.0553.004 - then you are... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2009

Windows Server 2008 Foundation : Why?

Thanks to SithLord who reminded me why Microsoft now feels so keen on offering an affordable solution, here is his comment : The real story is the IBM Foundations PlayIf you look at what they are really worried about it is a little known IBM linux based product that is getting a ton of traction. IBM Foundations (yes.. they lifted the name) is all that - inexpensive, fast (installs in less than 30 min, and it handles up to 500 users! The best part is that it is a HW/SW appliance. Rumor has it that almost 10% of the US Microsoft SBS... [Lire la suite]
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