Citrix XenClient a bare metal client hypervisor

Today Hypervisors are classified into two types. Type 1 is the so-called native bare metal hypervisor and type 2 the hosted hypervisor. Within the server based computing world there are various products available based on Type 1 (VMWare ESX Server, Citrix XEN Server) or Type 2 (Microsoft Hyper-V, VMWare Server). Within the Desktop computing space most of us have rather been using Type2 based solutions such as VMWare Workstation or Microsoft VirtualPC. With Citrix XenClient Read More …

4 Great App-V videos

I’m just about to expand my knowledge a bit around App-V. I haven’t done any hands-on yet, because I usually first focus on gathering all the useful resources available on the net, and then start reading these. By doing so, I found these fantastic videos on The Blogcast Repository. Deployment Scenarios with App-V 4.5 Planning Considerations before Implementing App-V 4.5 The App-V Client (part 1) The App-V Client Part 2- Deep Dive By the way, Read More …

VMWare Workstation 7 – New Pause Feature

As I wrote in my earlier post this month, VMWare published a Release Candidate for VMWare Workstation 7. One of the most interesting new features (to me) is the Pause feature that is described as following: The pause feature causes a virtual machine to cease operation temporarily, without powering off or suspending. Use the pause feature when a virtual machine is engaged in an lengthy, processor-intensive activity that prevents you from using your computer to Read More …

ToolTip: Microsoft® Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool

Windows Virtual PC requires that your hardware supports hardware-assisted virtualization. There are a number of third party utilities around already, but now Microsoft released one as well. It’s called the Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool and can be downloaded from here If you launch the tool manually it will tell you if your system meets the requirements for running Windows Virtual PC or not, quite similar as the Securable utility I wrote about in the Detect Read More …

Windows XP Mode IT Pro Deployment Video

If you consider using XP Mode, then I recommend watching this video. This video contains a good tutorial on how to install and configure XP mode including a lot of additional hints. Furthermore the video explains how to create a customized XP Mode VHD for deployment on multiple clients. The video can be downloaded from here

VMware Workstation 7 RC available

Finally, after a long waiting time, VMware has released a release candidate for VMware Workstation 7. Aero support for Windows 7 and Vista Guests! Windows 7 support (as a Host and Guest OS) OpenGL and Shader Model 3.0 support for Windows guests Create guests with Multi-core or 4-way CPUs and up to 32GB of Memory Download VMware vSphere 4 and install ESX as a guest OS to try out the latest features. Dynamically Download the Read More …