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Live Migration with Hyper-V

I received an e-mail today from Microsoft about their “Get Virtual Now” launch event taking place in Bellevue. That was nothing surprising, but what did catch my eye was this little excerpt:

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eG Innovations Now Supporting Multiple Virtualization Platforms

I’ve spoken to the folks at eG Innovations a couple of times. In case you didn’t know, eG Innovations makes a product that is designed around managing virtualization environments. eG claims to be unique in that it gathers information from both inside the guest as well as outside the guest (from the host) and correlates the data from the two views.

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Sanbolic Now Providing Shared LUN Access for Hyper-V Guests

Sanbolic, whose Melio FS product I first mentioned back in June, has today announced that they now support the use of Melio FS with Hyper-V guest virtual machines. Their previous announcement, back in June during Tech-Ed 2008, centered around the use of Melio FS with Hyper-V hosts and VMware ESX guests.

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The New Microsoft-Seinfeld Ads...

…are incredibly stupid. What in the world does watching Jerry Seinfeld help Bill Gates find a pair of shoes have to do with Windows? If Microsoft thinks that Jerry and Bill talking about churros and making Windows delicious is going to help improve Windows’ tarnished image, I’d say they need to fire the ad agency and try again.

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VMware ESX, NIC Teaming, and VLAN Trunking with HP ProCurve

In an earlier article about VMware ESX, NIC teaming, and VLAN trunking, I described what the configuration should look like if one were using these features with Cisco switch hardware. It’s been a quite popular post, one I will probably need to update soon.

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Setting VMware ESX vSwitch Load Balancing Policy via CLI

I see this question popping up a lot, so I thought I’d just throw up this quick blog entry with the command that’s necessary to set the load balancing policy for a VMware ESX vSwitch.

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SearchMyVM

I received an e-mail today from VKernel announcing their new SearchMyVM product, which is now in beta.

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VMware ESX 3.5 U2 Validated via SVVP

Via VMblog.com, I noted this press release by VMware:

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Embotics V-Scout

Embotics, makers of the V-Commander software, have unveiled a new, free utility that leverages some of the same functionality as V-Commander. The new utility, V-Scout, was announced today and will be available for download from Embotics web site tomorrow, September 3.

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Spouse Activities Confirmation

If you haven’t yet communicated with my wife about participating in the VMworld spouse activities that she’s been planning, we need your confirmation right away! Only eight people have confirmed definitively that they will be participating, although many more have expressed interest in the comments on earlier posts. Crystal is in the final stages of making sure that she’s got a handle on how many people are going to participate, so please let us know right away if you will be joining in any of the activities. She particularly needs to know who will be joining in for the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon trip on Wednesday, since travel arrangements need to be made.

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