Head-to-head analysis of Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft VDI, Quest vWorkspace, and VMware View

Ruben Spruijt has published an updated whitepaper “VDI Smackdown” which provides you with an overview of today’s VDI solutions. More details here

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 …

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 …

ToolTip: Processor Check for 64-Bit Compatibility

In my earlier post “Detect XP Mode support” I wrote about a utility that checks the system for virtualization support. I have just found a similar one from VMWare that helps detecting if your CPU supports running virtual 64 bit guest operating systems. The VMWare Guest Check utility can be downloaded from here The following message appears when your system does not support running 64 bit guest operating systems: The following message appears when your Read More …

Running Google LiveAndroid in VMWare Workstation

When I checked my Twitter messages today, I came across a message about LiveAndroid. LiveAndroid allows you to run Google’s Android operating system that is used on mobile phones on a x86 platform. First you need to download the LiveAndroid ISO files. liveandroidv0.2.iso.002 and liveandroidv0.2.iso.001 The ISO file has been splitted due to maximum upload size restrictions. Once you have downloaded both files, run HJ-Split to merge the two files into one ISO file. Now Read More …

VMWare vSphere

ESX was yesterday, tomorrow is vSphere. VMWare today announced vSphere. For more information watch the video below or go to: http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/index.html [videofile]http://download3.vmware.com/vsphere/vsphere_feature_304x212_R4.swf[/videofile]

VMWare Workstation – Memory configuration

One of the key hardware related prerequisites when using Virtualization software is RAM. To improve performance of my virtual environment that I have running on my notebook, I had ordered an additional memory module of 2 GB RAM. After having added the additional 2 GB of RAM i started the VMWare Workstation and booted the Windows 7 and  Windows Server 2003 guest systems. Before starting these I had of course raised the assigned amount of Read More …

2008 Virtualization review

Brian and Gabe review the big events, trends, and themes of the desktop and application virtualization space from 2008. Watch Brian Madden TV  Episode 1 – 2008 year in review

VMware Icons and Diagrams

Need to prepare a presentation for a VMWare based Solution ? Then check out the VMWare icons and diagrams collection on the VMWare viops site. Download the Power Point file with all icons and diagrams here. Those that want to go into more detail might find this source useful as well.   And those that work with Visio might be interested in the Virtualization stencils from vmguru.com

Application Virtualization Overview

For all those of you who want to get an overview on today’s Application Virtualization solutions and technologies, i recommend reading "Application Virtualization Solutions Overview and Feature Compare Matrix" published by Ruben Spruijt and Jurjen van Leeuwen.