Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk Test Drive Program

by Daniel Petri

Work with the Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Test Drive Program Great new resource from Microsoft: The Virtual Hard Disk Test Drive Program. The VHD Test Drive Program is designed to help customers to install and configure complex environments for the purpose of evaluating Microsoft and partner products and solutions. Currently, customers can either download… Read More

How to Choose the Right VMware Infrastructure ESX Edition For You

with 2 Comments by Daniel Petri

In our previous article, "VMware Versions Compared", we compared the various products in VMware's product line. For example, the difference between VMware Server, Workstation, and Server ESX. In this article, we will focus specifically on the VMware ESX product line and the VMware virtualization suite called VMware Infrastructure. With a variety of VMware Infrastructure suites… Read More

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    Analysis of VMware Workstation 6.0

    by David Davis

    Recently, VMware Workstation version 6 was released and it contains a ton of new features. In this article, I will show you have these new features can help you. But first, what is VMware Workstation? Introduction to VMware Workstation For those of you who are new to virtualization, VMware Workstation is virtualization software that can… Read More

    VMware Virtual Center Benefits

    with 2 Comments by David Davis

    The VMware Infrastructure package consists of 3 applications - VMware ESX, Virtual Center, and VMware Consolidated Backup. In this article, we'll learn the features of VMware's Virtual Center (VC) and what it can do for you. Features of VMware Virtual Center For those who aren't took familiar with VC, let's start off by hitting the… Read More

    Linux Guest Support for Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1

    by Daniel Petri

    Download the Virtual Machine Additions for Linux, available from Microsoft Connect (see link below) in order to improve the experience of running qualified Linux distributions on Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. The Virtual Machine Additions for Linux provide the following capabilities: Guest and host synchronization for time synchronization, for heartbeat generation, and for coordinated shutdown… Read More

    Download Virtual Server R2 Enterprise Edition

    by Daniel Petri

    Download Microsoft Virtual Server R2 Enterprise Edition Yes, now you can, for free! From Microsoft's webpage: Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 is an ideal, production-quality tool for consolidating multiple workloads onto a physical server, allowing organizations to make more efficient use of their hardware resources. Built upon Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 SP1 and bolstered with… Read More