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Category: General

Will ESXi run on my Atari?

With the decision to make ESXi a free release to the public, VMware was able to bring many new people into the world of virtualization. Naturally everyone wants to download, try, and play with it because of the great things being said about VMware, however there is one big problem; ESXi is an enterprise level …

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New Contributing Author.

I would like to welcome Kyle Hughes,  as a Contributing author on PlanetVM.Net. 

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Where Will Virtualization of Data Center Infrastructure Take Us?

Stephen Foskett has just posted a very interesting commentary. have a read here. Virtualization Conversation He makes a raises number of very interesting questions.

AppSense Environment Manager

Recently AppSense released the latest iteration of their management suite of tools. it is now at version 8,  the suite has come a long way in those intervening years, growing from a single application to a very functional Server Based computing and Desktop management product. This post concerns Environment Manager 8.0

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Read/Write RCLI for ESXi

Duncan of YellowBricks fame recently posted the following, One of the most discussed topics when ESXi was released for free was the fact the the Remote Command Line Interface(RCLI) was read only. Today Rich from VM/ETC.com dropped the news that as of ESXi 3.5 U3 the RCLI is read/write. Why is this important? For ESXi …

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VMware ESXi Alert

This Just dropped into my Mail Box.  So I thought I would post it. Dear ESX 3.5 customer, Our records indicate you recently downloaded VMware® ESX Version 3.5 U3 from our product download site. This email is to alert you that an issue with that product version could adversely effect your environment. This email provides …

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New Central repository for VMware Books and VirtSec info

Edward Haletky (Texiwill on the Forums) has just released a couple of useful additions to the armoury;  the Virtual BookShelf and the Top Virtualization Security Links page.  If I know Ed, these will be updated regularly with focused and pertinent information, Thanks for putting together these lists.

VMware announce new premier invite only qualification

Those people on this weeks Roundtable, my self included had a little shock,  VMwares’ John Troyer calmly announced the introduction of the VVP (VMware Virtualization Professional),  this is a new invite only certification in a similar mold to MVP status from Microsoft and CVP from Citrix. Personally I think that this is a good move …

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P2V Domain Controllers

Duncan of YellowBricks fame has blogged on the sticky and regular question of “Do you convert Domain Controllers?”   Myself like the majority of Regulars on the VMware communities forums always advise “create an new Windows server and do a DcPromo or if there is absolutely no other choice, do a cold migration”. It now …

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