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Isolation of Misbehaving VMs

I came across an interesting paper discussing how various virtualization environments protect well-behaved VMs from misbehaving VMs. The paper is available here.

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Spouses at VMworld

For the last two years, my wife has accompanied me on my trips to VMworld. I’m lucky that she’s willing to travel with me and put up with long days (and sometimes long nights) during what is a very busy time for me, particularly in light of the fact that there traditionally have not been any activities designed to include spouses. This, by the way, is not a knock against VMware specifically; it seems to be a little bit of a trend in the industry. I’m not a huge conference-goer, so if anyone has any experience to the contrary I’d love to hear it.

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VI Java

I received an e-mail from Schley Andrew Kutz earlier this week announcing the release of VI Java. In his words:

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Storage Array Snapshots with VMware

A new article of mine has been published on SearchVMware.com! This article discusses the use of storage array snapshots with VMware, specifically focusing on ensuring that storage array snapshots are consistent and usable:

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TechEd Schedule

I’ll be in Orlando next week attending TechEd 2008 for IT Professionals, the second half of Microsoft’s big technical conference. It was split this year into a developers’ conference, running this week, and an IT professionals’ conference that is slated for next week. Today I took some time to fill out my TechEd conference schedule and thought I’d share it here.

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Virtualization Short Take #9

Here are some virtualization links I found interesting over the last few days:

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Brief Leostream Update

My offhand comment about Leostream dropping their P>V product in Virtualization Short Take #8 got the attention of Leostream themselves, who provided this information as an update on the company’s motivations behind the drop of new licenses for P>V:

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NetApp OSSV with VMware ESX Server

A couple of days ago my good friend Nick Triantos—formerly of Storage Foo fame, now writing at the Storage Nuts & Bolts Blog–published a short piece of a new version of Open Systems SnapVault (OSSV) that offers new functionality when used with VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3).

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Xen Trademark Policy

Various sites have reported this morning on the update to the Xen trademark policy, which controls how organizations and companies may or may not use the Xen trademark.

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Virtualization Short Take #8

It’s that time again, friends, time for another Virtualization Short Take!

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