I recently had the pleasure of interviewing some of the guys from the VMware ESXi team. It was more a Q&A than anything formal, but it was useful for me to try and get a handle on how VMware see how the product has matured. It was a fairly short discussion, but some of it [...]
Virtualization.info reported today that VMware will give ESXi away completely free.
I have no idea how much revenue was brought in by ESXi, but I”d imagine compared to ESX proper it was a small proportion. Nonetheless it is going to be a big shot in the arm for virtualisation proliferation.
A great move I think, as it [...]
A great article on how to enable SSH for ESXi, which if you didn’t already know does not have a Service Console to speak of, but is built on the BusyBox distribution. However, it is still possible to remote manage it using SSH with a tweak here and there.
Here’s the great video that shows [...]
This is the first post since VMworld and I have a lot to tell you all about, but it’s going to have a wait for a few days until I have time to assimilate everything.
Until then you’re going to have to make do with this great pdf outlining the beauty of ESX Server 3i.
You can [...]
This is not a big post, but more of a check it out post.
Here’s a picture of the main configuration screen of the now in beta ESX Server 3i:
Click the image for a full size version.
I know that strictly speaking XenSource came up with the first embedded hypervisor, but don’t mention that to VMware.
However, VMware have officially announced, the not so well kept secret, I first heard about this in conjunction with Dell servers. It is a great idea and all the major server vendors have been involved, including [...]