Tag Archives: vmware

VMware Server 2.0…

I’ve just taken the first tentative steps into the world of VMware Server 2.0. I had read some blogs posts about people experiencing issues and reverting to the previous version, but so far so good. I’ve installed it on my laptop and upgraded the VMware Tools on VMs and it all seems to be behaving […]

Sun’s xVM is here…

Sun have announced their revolutionary new product xVM. It’s an open source Xen derivative that installs on bare-metal. Wait a minute… That sounds remarkably like what Oracle did with Oracle VM, which was released about a year ago… So now we have four big players wanting a share of the market: VMware ESX (ESXi) Server […]

VMware ESX and Oracle RAC…

It looks like those possible VMware ESX articles I mentioned yesterday are now on the VIOPS site. 10g RAC on RHEL4 using ESX Server and NFS 11g RAC on RHEL5 using ESX Server and NFS If you’re interested in the enterprise VMware kit it’s worth taking a look at the site. New stuff is being […]

Flights, OpenWorld, VMware and stuff…

I realize I’ve been a little quiet of late, but life has been really busy and something had to give… Flights for my conference dates are now sorted. Big thanks to Victoria, LaShon and Sylia. I better get on the case and book my hotels. The plan is: Birmingham > Frankfurt > San Francisco > […]

Enterprise virtualization just got cheaper…

Vmware ESXi is now free: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/28/vmware_esxi_free/ Cheers Tim…

Desktop Virtualization Tools…

Some quick thoughts on the state of desktop virtualization tools… Background If you’ve been checking out my RAC articles, you’ll have probably noticed I’m a bit of a VMware fan. I originally used VMware Workstation, but switched to the free VMware Server when it was released in 2006. I don’t have much cause to complain […]

Vista SP1 and VMware Server 1.0.5…

Anyone following my tweets last night would know I installed Vista SP1 and VMware Server 1.0.5 last night. While I was doing the Oracle workshops I didn’t really want to mess with my laptop much, but now I’m having a right good rummage. The Windows Vista SP1 installation took about 45 minutes and didn’t report […]

Oracle 11g RAC on Windows…

I guess you would have to be in a coma to not notice that Oracle 11g is now out for Windows 32-bit. To celebrate this release I’ve done an 11g RAC on Windows 2003 article, which is an update of my 10g RAC on Windows 2003 article. With both installations, if you get the networking […]

Articles and stuff…

Articles: I think I’m finally getting myself back on track. It’s been an unusual few weeks though. I spent quite some time complaining that I couldn’t think of anything to write about and hoping 11g would inspire me. Since the release of 11g and the inevitable installation articles, I’ve felt rather lethargic again. Getting into […]

WordPress 2.3 and VMware Server 1.0.4…

It’s been an exciting couple of days on the upgrade front… First, VMware released VMware Server 1.0.4. Don’t expect any new functionality. I can’t see anything different here, but it allegedly contains a whole bunch of security fixes, which is nice. Still no RHEL5 in the guest OS list, and the Vista support is still […]