Virtualization

Consolidate: Put Your Servers into a VirtualBox VM

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. more>>
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Setting the Resolution in an X-less VM

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.

Ubuntu with Grub2: more>>

Study: Virtual Boxes Aren't Locked Up Tight Enough

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>>

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Virtualization Shootout: VMware Server vs. VirtualBox vs. KVM

A comparison of three virtualization solutions: VMware Server, VirtualBox and KVM—each has its strengths and weaknesses. more>>

Product Spotlight: Virtualization for High-End Computing

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>>

Running Ubuntu as a Virtual OS in Mac OS X

Our intrepid writer installs and tests Ubuntu Linux within both VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop on Mac OS X. Can you really run both Linux and Mac OS X simultaneously and achieve nirvana? more>>

VMware Server 2.0 Beta

An overview of the promising VMware Server 2.0 Beta. more>>

Cooking with Linux - It's a Virtual World

Virtualization is such a strange world, particularly when applied to an otherwise, sometimes equally strange world. more>>

Virtualize a Server with Minimal Downtime

When it's time to convert a physical machine to a virtual one, use these steps to make the move safely and with a small maintenance window. more>>

VirtualBox: Bits and Bytes Masquerading as Machines

Using virtualization to turn your ho-hum desktop into a computer cluster. more>>

Virtualization with KVM

Introducing KVM, its internals and how to configure and install it. more>>

The Best of Both Worlds

Running Linux inside Windows using QEMU. more>>

Virtualization 2.0: Where the Sidewalk Ends

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>>

Cooking with Linux - Still Searching for the Ultimate Linux Distro?

Why does a person install one Linux, then another, and then yet another? Because a person can, of course! Such is the nature of choice, and Linux gives you a choice...and what a selection. more>>
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