PALO ALTO, Calif., December 21, 2009 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced independent research convincingly proves that VMware customers are drastically lowering operational expenditures (OpEx) with VMware solutions. VMware vSphere™ and the VMware vCenter™ Product Family lower the [...]
I really like managing VMware ESX servers through VMware Infrastructure Client (using 2.5 version at the moment), but there's one little thing which really annoys me: most of VM-specific confirmations are asked with dialogue windows which don't mention the name of the VM they apply to. For example, if I right-click the VM and decide [...]
Seems like the exact list of differences between VMware ESX and ESXi has been a very popular question lately. If you're interested in all the details, I've got some great links to share: What is VMware ESX server 3i (ESXi) VMware ESX and ESXi comparison – VMware KB article Networking differences between ESX and ESXi [...]
Doing a few experiments with VMware ESX 3.5 today, I've made a typo (twice!) when setting up a password for one of the systems, and this resulted in me locking myself out of ESX server upon the completion of its install. Luckily, there's a rather easy way to change the forgotten password to something new, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Last week, VMware updated their VDI solution and released the next generation of its desktop-specific connection broker – Virtual Desktop Manager.