Virtualization is now a staple of the modern enterprise. As more and more
shops switch to the virtual paradigm, managing those new virtual
resources is a critical part of any deployment. For admins using
Microsoft- or VMware-based hypervisors, powerful management tools
are available to keep their virtual houses in order. more>>
Why is it that the U.S. Government always releases a slew of RFPs just before Thanksgiving? I’ve been swamped working on proposals since the third week of November, but we got the last one submitted just before Christmas so it’s back to normal (or what passes for normal around here) for a while.
VirtualBox often is called a “desktop” virtualization solution, but it's just as capable of being a server solution. And contrary to what you may believe, no GUI is required; you can manage it all from the command line. more>>
Rather than installing a server, such as a web server, directly onto your main computer, why not install it in a VM? This sort of setup has a few advantages of security and convenience. These days, spreading resources out into the cloud is the in-thing, but consolidation is often underexploited. Hosting a server in a virtualizer such as VirtualBox is often a good approach for casual or occasional server needs on a home network.
Ever been working in a VM that is command line only and wished it wasn’t so small? Well, that was how I felt constantly until now. Step on past the break to see how to change the resolution in an X-less install by utilizing uvesafb.
Let’s look at this from two points of view: Ubuntu and Gentoo.
Virtualization has come to be the hot pick for consolidating and cutting hardware costs. All those machines within machines raise questions about the safety of what's inside, though, and according to a recent study, some are seriously lacking in good answers. more>>
ScaleMP's vSMP Foundation aggregation platform enables the creation of high-end x86-based symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) systems, providing superior performance at prices significantly lower than traditional SMPs and comparable to managed x86 clusters. more>>
With VMware launching an IPO with no peak in sight and XenSource a red-hot acquisition by Citrix, it's clear that server virtualization is the flavor of the moment. But, additional challenges are faced by all hypervisor vendors and users: performance and connectivity to local data networks and to storage. The answer? Virtualization 2.0—infrastructure virtualization. more>>