06 août 2009

VMware View & SRM 4 lancés en bêta test

Ca ne chôme pas cet été chez VMware, vu sur virtualization.info :VMware launches View 4.0 private beta with Teradici PCoIP software implementation Posted by Alessandro Perilli | Wednesday, August 05, 2009 | 0 Comments After Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 4.0, VMware launched yesterday another private beta, this time for its VDI solution View. The new View 4.0 finally introduces the software-only implementation of the Teradici PC over IP (PCoIP) remoting protocol. VMware is working on a way to replace Microsoft Remote... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2009

VMware Data Recovery – install and configure video- part1

I’m trying to have a look at the new backup solution from VMware – DATA Recovery. It’s available since vSphere came out as a part or the SMB package – VMware Essentials Plus. At the same time as I’m learning, I’m doing some videos on it so I hope you guys that you’ll like it. I suppose that you have already installed ESX 4 and vCenter. In my home lab configuration I installed vCenter inside of a VM, so I “saved” one physical machine. I’m having one physical white box where I’m running ESX 4, and I have another physical box where I run... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2009

InstallShield 2010 Support for App-V

En voulant faire des packages MSI, j'ai voulu tester le soft Installshield tout à l"heure et à ma grande surprise, ce logiciel permet de faire des packages App-v : Acresso Software announces a new capability in InstallShield to develop applications in the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) format.Today at the Microsoft TechEd North America conference, Acresso is the breakthrough opportunity; organizations that are adopting application first to bring this type of offering to the market, giving... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2009

vSphere 4 Documentation Bundles on VMware’s Website

In one of my latest articles I talked about a script from Xtravirt which can help you to have an offline documentation of all VMware Products available on your hard drive. But today when I went to the vSphere 4.0 documentation page and I saw that there is also a possibility to download a bundle of PDFs from the Main Documentation Set. Download PDF versions of all books in the main documentation set (in a zip file) here. You can also download and read the documentation one by one.Go and see yourself. ... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2009

Storage VMotion and moving to a Thin Provisioned disk

I was just reading this article by Vladan about Storage VMotion. He explains how you can get your unused disk space back with Storage VMotion and moving to a Thin Provisioned disk at the same time. I agree that this is one of the best new features out there. It’s easy and effective. However, you will need to keep in mind that although it seems like disk space is not used according to the Guest OS it might have been used in the past. (An OS usually only removes the pointer to the data and not the actual data itself.) If you d0 not... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2009

Second vswp file when doing a VMotion with vSphere?

I was just reading this topic on the VMTN community. In short, a second vswp file gets created during a VMotion. As the starter of this topic noticed it could lead to not being able to VMotion VMs if you don’t have enough free disk space on your VMFS volume. One of my UK colleagues, David Burgess, jumped in and explained what is happening during the VMotion and why this temporary vswp file is being created. Read it, it’s useful info:It is only used if the target is under memory pressure. It is thin provisioned so even though it... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2009

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 RTM…

Dans le sillage de l’annonce de la RTM de Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V Server R2 sous forme de serveur indépendant a également été annoncé. On pourra utilement lire ces deux messages sur les principales fonctionnalités (qui s’appliquent aussi à l’Hyper-V de Windows Server 2008 R2) : Windows Server 2008 R2 & Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 RTM!!!! Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 RTM & More. On retiendra particulièrement ce tableau récapitulatif qui synthétise les avancées de la version 2008 R2 : ... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2009

Run it with VMware Contest…

There are still a couple of days left to enter the “Run It With VMware” contest. I just noticed a tweet which had a link to a video of one of the contestants. I thought it was funny, especially the last bit were the woman does the vSphere rap. Anyway, $ 5000,- grand prize and four $ 1000,- second prizes should be more than worth the effort. For more info check this website. You can find more videos on Youtube.com. http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2009/07/29/run-it-with-vmware-contest/
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27 juillet 2009

Vue d'ensemble des solutions de virtualisations d'applications

Les solutions de virtualisation fleurissent sur le marché. Les besoins sont différents d'une entreprise à l'autre.Chaque personne voulant implémenter une solution de virtualisation devra se poser les bonnes questions pour choisir la solution de virtualisation d'application qui conviendra le mieux à l'entreprise et qui répondra à ses exigences techniques.C'est pourquoi je vous propose un article de Ruben Spruijt qui fait une présentation générale des plus grosses solutions de virtualisation. Ce livre blanc permet de mieux apréhender... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2009

GPL Hyper-V Paravirtualized Drivers and Industry Next Steps

Yesterday Microsoft announced what I believe was a brilliant move – Hyper-V paravirtualized drivers (Microsoft calls them Integration Components) released under GPL 2.0. This announcement reflects Microsoft’s long term Linux strategy, in my opinion, and is the first step toward positioning Hyper-V as a platform for hosting Linux workloads. Getting Hyper-V paravirtualized device drivers in the mainline Linux kernel will simplify deployment of Linux-based VMs on the Hyper-V platform in coming years. In the short term, it’s important for... [Lire la suite]
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