Last Friday saw the long-awaited release of VMware Server 2.0 beta 2, Build 84186. New features in VMware Server 2.0 beta 2 VMware website highlights the following new features of this VMware Server 2.0 release: Updated VMware Infrastructure (VI) Web Access management interface: With the faster performance, improved stability and broader range of configuration options, [...]
I've been spending increasingly more time running Ubuntu on one of my desktops. It has replaced the Windows Vista I had and so far I quite like the experiment. Out of the box, all of the hardware was properly supported and even the NTFS partitions left from Vsita install are easily available.One of the first [...]
At last, PowerPoint slides are available for all the VMworld Europe 2008 sessions and labs. There's 16 videos for you to watch, and absolutely every session and lab has a set of slides available for download.
Many of you have probably heard about the recent Core Security findings which resulted in a security advisory CORE-2007-0930, Path Traversal vulnerability in VMware's shared folders implementation: A vulnerability was found in VMware's shared folders mechanism that grants users of a Guest system read and write access to any portion of the Host's file system [...]
Looks like Microsoft is expanding their desktop virtualization campaign with acquisition of Kidaro: Microsoft Corp. today announced its intended acquisition of Kidaro, a leading provider of desktop virtualization solutions for enterprises. In combining Kidaro’s virtualization technology with its suite of desktop management tools, known as the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance, Microsoft will [...]
Kris Buytaert has just posted a great post on Virtualization.com: Looking Back at a Decade of Open Source Virtualization. While it's a lengthy article, it's definitely worth your read if you're curious about the history of virtualization, primarily desktop virtualization. I come from Unix system administration background, and have been in this industry for just [...]
I'm just back from VMworld Europe 2008, and one of the highlights of this event was the announcement of VMsafe – a new security technology introduced by VMware. What is VMsafe? VMsafe is a new security technology. What is means is that software security vendors will partner with VMware to develop custom virtual appliances used [...]