VMware apologies for the Hyper-V crashes video

From: http://www.virtualization.info/2009/06/vmware-apologies-for-hyper-v-crashes.html

When we look at the competition in the IT industry there’s nothing that beats the marketing guerrilla we are experiencing in the virtualization space.

This is perfectly understandable considering that the vendor in control of the hypervisor is able to influence and in many ways able to control all the other companies that provide other pieces of the computing stack.
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ILM 2007 FP1 & MS Identity Management Jungle

Rebranding products is hip!  So a small post to explain the real products behind ILM 2007 FP1, what they do and some links to more in depth info.

ILM 2007 Feature Pack 1 is actually a suite of two products, an updated version of Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) and Certificate Lifecycle Manager (CLM), previously idNexus which Microsoft obtained after acquiring Alacris.

MIIS is probably most famous as a tool to assist in Cross-Forest Exchange topologies (two separate read more >

VMWare ESX Timekeeping and Active Directory

Some nice articles which explain timekeeping on vmware and how to virtualize Active Directory safely on VMWare time wise.

Time synchronisation on Active Directory is particularly important because of Kerberos, if clocks are more then 5 minutes (Default value) out of sync from the Domain Controller authentication fails. NTP is your friend here.
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Dell Equallogic Improvements

The latest firmware 4.1.4 release includes the following new features: Support for the PS6000 and PS6500 series models Support for SSD devices RAID 6 for all array models Additional RAID types for the PS5500E RAID 10 RAID 5 Upgrade firmware from GUI Windows 2008 Cluster support improvements Improvements for IPv6 Maintenance and fixes Next to this Dell Equallogic has released management software to monitor the performance and health of your SAN... read more >

Christ; is it that late already !? :-)

We're working our butts off on a technical proposal for an RFP from a large financial institution. We already have them in our data center, and they are asking us to do more... sure why not!?

Our proposal has to be delivered to them before the weekend.  But we still have several hours of quality time ahead of us. :-)

I'd love to share all the details, but erhm, since this is all hush-hush stuff I can't. But to give a general idea:... read more >

VDI: XenDesktop 3 Feature Pack 1, XenApp & Ardence

We have been recently looking into VDI solutions for prospects. And with the VMWorld 2008 session of Brian Madden VDI vs Terminal Services in our mind, we were at first a bit hesitant. Especially when it comes to end-user acceptance and the remote display protocols involved. RDP, ICA / HDX, HP RGS (http://h20331.www2.hp.com/Hpsub/cache/286504-0-0-225-121.html), they all have their limitations. (Yes, we have demanding end-users:)   Brian Madden VDI versus Terminal... read more >