VMware View: useful links

While preparing my first View projects coming in the next months, I collected some links in this dedicated page. List is going to be updated, extended and modified in the future, so come back here from time to time to check.   Licensing: How to license Microsoft Windows 7 for VMware View deployments by Edwin Weijdema […]

VMUG.IT, 5th October in Milan

Here we go! Feverish preparations are under way, we can already give you details to attend the next Italian VMUG Event. We will have several speeches in the morning, mainly tergeted on the new vSphere 5, and a great afternoon panel about backup solutions for VMware. Lunch and breaks will be offered by our sponsors. […]

VDI and market shares

I found some weeks ago this interesting infographic: It tells us basically that VDI market is equally dominated by Citrix and VMware, each with about 40% market share. From this data comes out an observation about projections of End of 2011: vmware is slowly but steadily eroding market shares from Citrix. This trend can be explained looking at another […]

Add drivers to ESXi 4.1

I needed recently to prepare an HO Proliant DL360 G6 for one of my customers. The server had the usual on-board network card by broadcom, and it was added a quad-port HP NC365T, based on Intel chipset 82580 MAC. Unfortunately, even the last ESXi 4.1 U1 was able to detect the network card using the […]

Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter

Some times ago I read an excellent article by Enrico Signoretti titled “I server sono tutti uguali” (“servers are all equal”, only in italian). I agree with his conclusions: today server components makers are few and every server use some of them, cpu ram and boards are standardized, and basically all maintenance services are good. […]

VMware Labs Inventory Snapshot

VMware labs released a new tool that really impressed me. Its’ called Inventory Snapshot, and allows you to create a complete snapshot of a vsphere datacenter, or a part of it, and then rebuild it. With this tool we can select a datacenter and export in a PowerCLI script all its configurations (datacenter, cluster, hosts, […]

StarWind Software Releases their iSCSI SAN Software with Asynchronous HA

Disclaimer: this is a Press Release received by StarWind Software. StarWind Software, a global leader in storage virtualization and a pioneer in iSCSI storage, today announced the release of StarWind 5.7, an iSCSI SAN software platform which turns any industry-standard x86 or x64 Windows server into a fail-safe, fault-tolerant storage device that will be continuously […]