ARMTech for VMware Server

ARMTech for VMware gives administrators the level of management and control on virtual machines that they have come to expect from ARMTech on physical servers — including business-based resource policy enforcement and provisioning — to ensure that the most critical applications and users get the access they need to real and virtual system resources.

Designed to maximize utilization and productivity of existing systems without increased risk of system instability, ARMTech for VMware – Server Edition extends the system management capabilities of VMware’s industry-leading GSX Server and ESX Server virtual machine solutions to provide increased system utilization, application availability, and overall Quality of Service, ensuring the highest levels of performance and stability from critical and time-sensitive applications at both the host and guest OS level.

ARMTech Website

XEN

Xen is a virtual machine monitor for x86 that supports execution of multiple guest operating systems with unprecedented levels of performance and resource isolation. Xen is Open Source software, released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. We have a fully functional ports of Linux 2.4 and 2.6 running over Xen, and regularly use it for running demanding applications like MySQL, Apache and PostgreSQL. Any Linux distribution (RedHat, SuSE, Debian, Mandrake) should run unmodified over the ported OS.

XEN Project Website

QEMU CPU Emulator

QEMU is a generic and open source processor emulator which achieves a good emulation speed by using dynamic translation.

QEMU has two operating modes:

  • Full system emulation. In this mode, QEMU emulates a full system (for example a PC), including a processor and various peripherials. It can be used to launch different Operating Systems without rebooting the PC or to debug system code.
  • User mode emulation (Linux host only). In this mode, QEMU can launch Linux processes compiled for one CPU on another CPU.
  • QEMU Website
    QEMU Operating System Images

    Bochs IA-32 Emulator Project

    Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes emulation of the Intel x86 CPU, common I/O devices, and a custom BIOS. Currently, Bochs can be compiled to emulate a 386, 486, Pentium, Pentium Pro or AMD64 CPU, including optional MMX, SSE, SSE2 and 3DNow! instructions.

    Bochs is capable of running most Operating Systems inside the emulation including Linux, Windows® 95, DOS, and Windows® NT 4.

    Bochs IA-32 Emulator Project Website

    Paralells twoOStwo

    Virtual machine for Windows NT/2000/XP is designed to enable running multiple operating systems and its applications simultaneously with the primary Windows NT/2000/XP operating system on a single PC.

    Currently there is support for the following guest operating systems: OS/2 v3, OS/2 v4, OS/2 v4.5, DOS, Windows 3.11, Windows 95, Windows NT/2000/XP, Linux (kernels 2.2 and 2.4), FreeBSD.

    Paralell Virtual Machine Website

    Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

    Virtual Server 2005 is the cost-effective virtual machine solution designed for Windows Server 2003 to increase operational efficiency in software testing and development, server consolidation scenarios, and application re-hosting.

    Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 Website

    Microsoft Virtual PC 2004

    Virtual PC is a powerful software virtualization solution that allows you to run multiple PC-based operating systems simultaneously on one workstation, providing a safety net to maintain compatibility with legacy applications while you migrate to a new operating system. It also saves reconfiguration time, so your support, development, and training staff can work more efficiently. Microsoft released Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 on December 2, 2003.

    Microsoft Virtual PC Website

    VMware ACE

    VMware ACE is an enterprise solution for IT desktop managers who want to provision secure, standardized PC environments throughout the extended enterprise. VMware ACE installs easily and improves the manageability, security and cost-effectiveness of any industry standard PC. VMware ACE enables IT desktop managers to apply enterprise IT policies to a virtual machine containing an operating system, enterprise applications, and data to create an isolated PC environment known as an “assured computing environment”. Through Virtual Rights Management technology, VMware ACE enables IT desktop managers to control assured computing environment expiration, secure enterprise information on PCs, and ensure compliance with IT policies.

    VMware ACE Website

    VMware ESX Server

    VMware ESX Server is virtual infrastructure software for partitioning, consolidating and managing systems in mission-critical environments. ESX Server and VMware Virtual Infrastructure Nodes provide a highly scalable virtual machine platform with advanced resource management capabilities, which can be managed by VMware VirtualCenter.

    VMware ESX Server Website

    VMware GSX Server

    VMware GSX Server is enterprise-class virtual infrastructure software for x86-based servers. It is ideal for server consolidation, disaster recovery and streamlining software development processes. Support for all x86-based platforms makes VMware GSX Server the most flexible server virtualization product available, and tight integration with VMware VirtualCenter delivers unrivalled manageability and scalability.

    VMware GSX Server Website