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21 June, 2006

VMware Advances Software Lifecycle Management

From VMware site:

VMware adds Virtual Lab Automation, Configuration Management and Self-service Provisioning to its Portfolio

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 16, 2006 -- VMware, the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems, today announced the addition of virtual lab automation, configuration management and self-service provisioning to its software lifecycle management solutions that span development, quality assurance, pre-production and production environments.
"As customers standardize on VMware virtual infrastructure, they are seeing a huge opportunity to leverage VMware's virtualization platform to enable a clean hardware and configuration-independent way to move from development to test [...]


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16 June, 2006

All about VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3

From VMware site:

VMware Raises the Bar with VMware Infrastructure 3

Next Generation of Industry-leading Infrastructure Virtualization Software Suite Enables Transformative Cost Savings and Breakthrough Levels of Efficiency, Flexibility and Serviceability to IT Environments of All Sizes

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 5, 2006 -- VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems, today launched VMware Infrastructure 3, the third generation of the industry-leading infrastructure virtualization software suite that empowers enterprises and small businesses alike to optimize and manage their IT environments through virtualization.
The first generation of virtualization for industry-standard systems provided server partitioning through a hypervisor or hosted architecture.[...]


  • VMware Infrastructure 3 Enables Efficiency, Flexibility and Serviceability through Enterprise-scale Management and Service-level Automation
  • VMware Infrastructure 3 Enables Transformative Cost Savings through Server, Storage and Network Virtualization
  • VMware Infrastructure 3 Offers Broadest Hardware and Operating System Choice
  • VMware Infrastructure 3 Packaged and Priced for Adoption Across All Market Segments

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You can also read a brief overview of the ESX 3.0 Public Beta 2 by Steve Herrod on "Virtualize Now" Site.

13 June, 2006

The future: Virtual Infrastructure 3

Today I've been to the first italian date of VMware EMEA Partner Seminars in Milan and I get some sort of ideas of the future Virtual Infrastructure 3.


On VMTN there are a lot of virtual appliance. Take a look!

05 June, 2006

VMware ESX Server 2.5.3 Upgrade Patch 1 (for 2.5.3 Systems Only)

From VMware site the release of the upgrade patch for ESX 2.5.3

This patch solves problem that can be found on the KB article 2075 and others.

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Very Interesting article from GCN Web Page


The server that wasn't
Agencies are exploring OS virtualization to get more out of their systems ( Government Computer News - May 22nd, 2006 )

It's an article about virtualization at the Pentagon.

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