Archive for June, 2005
VMware ESX Server Upgrade Patch
This patch includes new updates for ESX Server 2.5.1 that address the following known issues:
To download the path, please visit the ESX Download Page
The first beta is now available of the Virtual Machine Order HOTLINE. Experience that ordering a Virtual Machine is actually easier then ordering a PIZZA !!!!
This first beta is functional working, but there are some limitations (that is why it is beta). Currently it can only handle one request at a time. Only support one level of Virtual Machines groups and some more. Read the README for more information.
Microsoft just bought from Connectix their Virtual Server technology, but are already planning to slowly kill it and completely restart over. Microsoft understand that virtualization is best done in an operating system then as an application op top of an operating system.
This is why Microsoft will build from nothing a new virtualization technology that will come along sometime when Longhorn R2 (~2008/2009) comes out and will try to integrate this in their operating systems.
So if you want a robust virtualization product from Microsoft, you will have to take a very very long vacation.
VMware launched a new program today, The VMware Technology Network. This network is especially designed for people in the development community. Besides the free public forums, you can also subscribe for 299$ a year and receive most of VMware products for the use of development and testing. Besides being able to run VMware’s products, they will also offer pre-installed virtual machines on their website.
more information, go to http://www.vmtn.net
The Virtual Machine Order Hotline is a project to automate the request, creation and customization of new virtual machines. This project consists of PHP code that creates an automated webbased system for requesting new virtual machine. Not just can virtual machines be requested and created, but also the operating system AND applications within the Virtual Machine can be customized!
For more information, Click here