Scott's Weblog The weblog of an IT pro specializing in virtualization, networking, open source, and cloud computing

Static Routes on OpenBSD

Once OpenBSD was running on ESX Server, there was a configuration issue that had to be addressed involving static routes. This is probably one of those times where the OpenBSD experts are saying, “This is so simple!”, but I had to search a bit to find the answer. So, for future reference and for the reference of those of us who are not OpenBSD experts (yet), here’s the solution.

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Even Microsoft Knows It

I hope Microsoft Vista is going to address the malware problem that is plaguing Windows users worldwide right now. Even Microsoft knows it’s bad. How bad? Read on.

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New Category Added

To help with the increasing number of articles dealing with virtualization, a “Virtualization” category has been added, and some articles have been re-categorized into this new category.

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Xen Momentum Growing

There is an incredible amount of momentum growing around the open source Xen hypervisor, and it is increasingly looking like market leaders VMware and Microsoft should be less worried about each other and more worried about Xen.

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Microsoft Virtual Server Now Free Also

Seeking to counter recent moves by virtualization market leader VMware, Microsoft announced today that Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition is a free product. (The excellent virtualization.info blog alerted its readers to this development last week. Good work, Alessandro!)

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OpenBSD on ESX Server

Having already successfully installed OpenBSD (version 3.8) on GSX Server, the task now becomes installing OpenBSD 3.8 on ESX Server. For the most part, the experience is very similar, but there are a couple of important details.

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Upcoming Articles

Due to some of the work I’m being asked to do at the office, there should be some very cool informational articles headed this way. Here’s a quick look at what I hope to provide in the next few weeks.

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VMware Weak Spot

VMware ESX Server is a great product. From what I understand, version 3.0 (current version is 2.5.2) will be even better. However, in the last few days of working with ESX Server fairly extensively, I have uncovered what (for me) is the weak spot: remote console support.

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CheckPoint-Sourcefire Acquisition Dies

As most readers probably already know, the proposed CheckPoint-Sourcefire acquisition deal died last week. I’m of two minds about the failed deal. Part of me is disappointed that the deal did not go through, and part of me is relieved.

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My Almost Three Years with Mac OS X

A blog entry by Giles Turnbull a few days ago titled “My five years with Mac OS X” got me to thinking about my own experiences with Mac OS X. As I started thinking about it, I realized that it’s been almost three years for me.

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