Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:49:21 PM.

Virtual computing
Virtual and distributed computing technology and applications


daily link  Sunday, December 19, 2004


VMware Upgrade Release:  Mostly SAN interface and SDK improvements.  Also pricing update: "VMware ESX Server 2.5 and VMware VirtualCenter 1.2 are available today. Pricing for ESX Server starts at $3,750 for a 2 CPU machine; pricing for VirtualCenter starts at $5,000. ESX Server and VirtualCenter are available from Dell, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, HP, IBM, NEC and the VMware VIP network."  12:41:50 AM  permalink  

Presentation Tips for People running Virtual PC or VMWare: Good tips for tech demos, even if you aren't running VMs.

  12:34:53 AM  permalink  

Inside VMWare Workstation 5.0 Beta: Short report with good screenshots of key VMware 5.0 features:

  • snapshot manager, for more than one snapshot per VM
  • V2V function, to convert images from MS Virtual PC 2004
  • movie maker, to make file (.avi format) of a VM session
  • an improved command line interface for simple scripting

Performance of graphics appears improved.  Support for special USB devices (eg, webcams) is reported.  Update:  Beta program is now public, with many screenshots.

  12:21:52 AM  permalink  

 
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