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22 April, 2009

Storage in VMware vSphere

From Stephen Foskett Blog:

Storage Changes in the VMware vSphere 4 Family
VMware officially launched their next-generation (version 4) enterprise family of products today under the “vSphere 4″ name. As I’ve been doing for the last few major ESX releases, I’m focusing this post on the storage changes present in vSphere 4.
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cheers
\mf

20 April, 2009

Oracle Agrees to Acquire Sun Microsystems

From NY Times Online:

Oracle Agrees to Acquire Sun Microsystems
By ASHLEE VANCE
Published: April 20, 2009

The Oracle Corporation, the technology information company, announced Monday that it would acquire a rival, Sun Microsystems, for $9.50 a share, which would value the transition at $7.4 billion.
The deal with Oracle came about two weeks after I.B.M. ended its talks with Sun. The Sun board balked at that deal after I.B.M. lowered its offer to $9.40 a share...
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19 April, 2009

Slow Boot issue - Part 2


Hello,
some days ago I've published the post Slow Boot with Windows Server 2008 x64 that point to a VMTN Community discussion thread.
In those days the thread gets updated and a knowledge base article has been linked from a user.
Read the KB1004901

cheers
\mf

14 April, 2009

EMC present EMC Virtual Matrix Architecture (V-MAX)


From EMC Site:
HOPKINTON, Mass.– April 14, 2009–EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world
leader in information infrastructure solutions, today unveiled a breakthrough
new approach to high-end data storage with an innovative new architecture
purpose-built to support virtual data centers. EMC also announced the first
storage system based on this architecture, which will serve as a cornerstone of
virtual computing infrastructures that are transforming the technology
landscape.
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The New Symmetrix V-Max Tiered Storage SystemThe first new Symmetrix model based on the Virtual Matrix Architecture is the Symmetrix V-Max storage system, the world's largest high-end storage array, featuring:

- Up to 128 Intel Xeon processor cores
- Up to 1 TB (terabyte) of global memory
- Fibre Channel/FICON/Gigabit Ethernet/iSCSI connectivity
- Latest generation Flash/Fibre Channel/SATA drive support
- Scale to 2,400 drives
- Maximum usable, protected capacity of 2 PBs (petabytes)

cheers
\mf

Slow Boot with Windows Server 2008 x64


Hi all,
there is a thread on Vmware Communities that seems to me very interesting. The title is "Windows Server 2008 Slugish and slow to boot". As I'm experiencing the same issue I write thi post in order to spread the subject as much as possible and to get back some feedback (maybe with solution).
Two links that can help:

Scott Drummonds has been working for VMware since January of 2007. He participates in a wide variety of performance issues including VDI, performance problem solving, field support, competitive analysis, and general marketing activities

Waiting for feedbacks :)

cheers
\mf

13 April, 2009

Virtualization with Microsoft... (Miths Buster Video)

I have no words...
Look the video and have your own thinkings...


Microsoft Mythbusters: Top 10 VMware Myths

This video has been linked from a lot of bloggers sometimes with considerations. Here's the list:

cheers

\mf

An interesting video on Cloud Computing



Hi all,
I'm embedding a video produced by rPath.
The title of the video is "Cloud Computing in Plain English" and
takes the confusion out of cloud computing with this humorous animation in plain English.

Here's the video.


For thanking this enterprise for the good video let's tell something about them and give some links

About rPath
rPath is widely recognized as a pioneer in solutions for reducing the cost and complexity of delivering enterprise applications across traditional, virtualized and cloud-based environments. (Read all...)

cheers
\mf

11 April, 2009

Easter 2009



Hello all! I want to wish you an Happy Easter 2009.
I want to do it in all (well maybe not all but a lot) languages:

Happy Easter (Inglese)
Buona Pasqua(Italiano)
Joyeuse Pasques (Francese)
Frohe Ostern (Tedesco)
Felices Pascuas (Spagnolo)
Fouai Hwo Gie Quai le (Cinese)
Eeid -Foss’h Mubarak (Arabo)
Sretun Uskrs (Croato)
Gezuar Pashken (Albanese)
Paste Fericit (Rumeno)
Vesele Velikonoce (Ceco)
Sreken Veligden (Macedone)
Souk San Van Easter (Laotiano)
Veselá velká noc ( Slovacca)
Boa Pascoa (Portoghese)
Kalo Paska(Greco)
Zalig Paasfeest (Olandese)
Schastilvoi Paschi (Russo)
Giad Pàsk (Svedese)
Srecan Uskrs (Serbo)
Vrolijke pasen (Neerlandese)
God pasque (Danese)
Bon fiesse-d’joyeuse pôque (Vallone)
Felician Paskon en Kristo Resurektinta ( Esperanto)
Shnorhavor surb zatik (Armeno)
A fraylekhn Pesah (Yiddish)
Gofúkkatsu Omédetoo ( Giapponese)
Ieasika Elihle (Zulù)

cheers
\mf

01 April, 2009

VMware ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 4 is Available for Download

From Vmware Site (www.vmware.com):
VMware announces general availability (GA) of VMware ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 4

This new release of ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 4 comes with the following enhancements:
• Enablement for platforms mounting the Intel Xeon 5500 Nehalem-EP processors family
• Expanded Support for Enhanced VMXNET
• Experimental support for PXE boot with ESXi installable
• New servers, IO devices and new guest Operating Systems

and many others...

read ESX 3.5 U4 Release notes

read ESX 3i v3.5 U4 release notes

cheers
\mf