05 novembre 2010

Virtualisation : le cas Oracle

"Comment faire pour que la virtualisation soit le moyen d'accroître encore le contrôle de nos clients et non qu'ils y trouvent un atout de négociation comme ceux de Microsoft ?" C'est la question sur laquelle planche Oracle depuis des mois tout faisant de la résistance passive en étant le seul grand éditeur à se faire tirer l'oreille pour supporter ses applicatifs en environnement VMware. Sur le marché, Oracle élabore sa virtualisation à part. La réponse concrète qu'il prépare consiste à vouloir intégrer sa propre... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2010

VMware Product Interoperability Matrix

New VMware Product Interoperability Matrix : . Select the SolutionIf you do not know the Solution Version select 'Any'. ESX VMware vCenter Server VMware vCenter Lab Manager VMware vCenter Lifecycle Manager VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager VMware Consolidated Backup VMware vCenter Converter VMware vCenter CapacityIQ VMware vCenter Update Manager VMware vCenter Orchestrator VMware vShield Zones VMware vShield App VMware vShield Edge VMware vShield Endpoint VMware View VMware vSphere Client... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2010

VMware drops support for Windows NT and 2000 in vCenter Converter

In July, along with the major release 4.1 of vSphere, VMware also updated its physical to virtual (P2V) migration tool vCenter Converter to version 4.2 (build 254483). Just a month later, the company also updated the standalone edition of the tool to version 4.3 (build 292238). An important information that passed under our radar about these upgrades is that VMware dropped support for Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000, along with support for the OVF format and the VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) format. A virtualization.info reader... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2010

Faire cohabiter plusieurs version de Java sur un même PC

Faire cohabiter plusieurs version de Java sur un même PC Afin de faire cohabiter plusieurs versions de JRE sur le même poste, le plus simple est d’utiliser la virtualisation avec App-V. En effet, je ne sais pas vous avez déjà essayé d’installer plusieurs versions de JRE (même en bidouillant) cela relève du miracle. De plus, en admettant que cela fonctionne, le problème reste entier car il faut que l’application (en général Web) pointe sur la bonne JRE. Donc App-V est pour moi la seule solution viable et simple à mettre... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2010

ESXi disk size requirement?

I’ve seen this question passing by a couple of times now and I found myself going through the document to dig up the reference. I thought it would come in handy to document it: Q) What is the disk size requirements for ESXi installable?A) The minimal required disk size is 5GB (Page 24, ESXi Installable and vCenter Server Setup Guide), recommend is 6GB (KB: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1026500) http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2010/10/27/esxi-disk-size-requirement/
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02 novembre 2010

Moving a Virtual Machine Between Hyper-V Hosts

A virtual machine (or VM) is an entity that is stored on one virtualization host, and that runs an instance of an operating system and uses resources that are presented to it by the virtualization software on that host. In Hyper-V, a VM uses a set of configuration files, and one or more virtual disks (in the format of VHD files). There may come a time when there is a need to move a VM or more between virtualization hosts. I will not go into a debate of why this needs to be done, however, I will just mention that the most common... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2010

Updates to Dynamic Memory UI in SP1 RC

In the release candidate build of service pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 we have updated some parts of the Dynamic Memory user interface. There were some top-level goals that we had with the Dynamic Memory user interface in the Hyper-V Manager (our MMC interface).  Specifically we wanted users to be able to: Quickly see if their Hyper-V server was “in a good state” Quickly identify if specific virtual machines did not have enough memory Know how much memory was being used by each virtual machine Know how far... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2010

Citrix HDX better than VMware PCoIP over WAN says Gartner

Almost one year ago, after a long co-development with the startup Teradici, VMware launched a software-only version of the remote desktop protocol PC over IP (PCoIP). PCoIP support has been introduced in View 4.0, side by side with support for Microsoft RDP, and it’s obviously still present in the new View 4.5.Since then, customers interested in VDI have wondered if PCoIP is on par or superior to the Citrix High Definition eXperience (HDX) protocol, an extension of the ICA protocol, introduced with XenDesktop 3.0 in February 2009. ... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2010

Les présentations du dernier VMUG France en ligne

Vous trouverez les présentations diffusées lors du VMware User Group France du  21 octobre 2010 dans les locaux du Groupe Agrica à l’adresse suivante : http://www.vmug.fr/VMUG21102010/ http://www.julienmousqueton.fr/2010/10/25/les-presentations-du-dernier-vmug-france-en-ligne/
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26 octobre 2010

HA, the missing link…

One of the things that has always been missing from VMware’s High Availability solution stack is application awareness. As I explained in one of my earlier posts this is something that VMware is actively working on. Instead of creating a full App clustering level VMware decided to extend “VM Monitoring” and created an API to enable App level resiliency. At VMworld I briefly sat down with Tom Stephens who is part of the Technical Marketing Team as an expert on HA and of course the recently introduced App Monitoring. Tom explained me... [Lire la suite]
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