|Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:49:21 PM.
Virtual and distributed computing technology and applications
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
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
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Last update: 11/24/2005; 11:49:21 PM.