Author Archive | Marcel van den Berg

VMware new policy proves VMs are not for free

Lots of people tend to think a VM is free. Just create a new VM and off you go. No hardware etc needed. Wrong of course. It needs resources, Windows licensing, tooling like antivirus and management. Untill vSphere 4 the license costs per VM were pretty low and often forgotten in TCO calculations. With the […]

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PlateSpin Migrate data transfer troubleshooting

One of the most common problems on using PlateSpin Migrate is the data transfer process. After the target VM has been created and booted with Windows PE, a process is started on the target to receive files from the source server. The process which does the transfer is ofxcontroller.exe . The data is send from source to target over port 3725 […]

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Having a fling does not mean getting married

VMware has a nice website called VMware Labs at http://labs.vmware.com . On this site various interesting and usefull  tools are made available. These tools are called flings. The definition of a fling according to VMware is: A fling is a short-term thing, not a serious relationship but a fun one. Likewise, the tools that are offered […]

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VMware Go Pro available

At January 27 2011 VMware released VMware Go Pro, a server virtualization solution targeted at small companies (Small and Medium business).  The solution is based on the free VMware vSphere Hypervizor product. The solution is most suited for small companies with a limit number of physical servers, a limited budget for IT, limited IT knowledge […]

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Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track=Slow Start

At november 14 2010 I reported on a new program based on Hyper-V called Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track. Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track is a complete turn key deployment solution delivered from 6 server vendors (Dell, IBM, HP are three) which enables customers to quickly deploy cloud computing with reduced risk for technical issues by purchasing a virtualized infrastructure designed […]

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