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VMware to acquire B-hive; Get full understanding of your application perfomance

Wed, 28 May 2008 09:54:43 +0000

VMware and B-hive Networks announced this acquisition today, which is a great step forward. Today with VMware’s VirtualCenter product you can manage and monitor recourses, but with the additional B-hive technology you can really monitor and manage the actual application performance like transaction times and end user experience. B-hive runs in a virtual appliance and…



Get full control over your ESXi Server

Sat, 24 May 2008 23:26:27 +0000

As you probably know ESX 3i is the embedded version of ESX, mainly run from usb flash disks build-in servers from HP, Dell, IBM and FSC, but you can also install this on your own servers. I really love this version as it is so easy and simple and adds extra (and less) functionality to…



Is JeOS comming alive?

Tue, 04 Dec 2007 08:34:21 +0000

JeOS stands for the concept to run Just Enough OS for your applications. VMware has designed a framework to create and maintain your own JeOS. Some software vendors are now adopting the JeOS concept and will offer their commercial applications in an environment based on JeOS fully supported. LiveTime, a company software company making Help…



After the good, come the bad :-)

Sun, 10 Dec 2006 13:03:59 +0000

Well Virtual Appliances are really hitting on, not just with the ordinary folks, but also in the hacking community. A virtual appliance has been made by hackers to run as Microsoft Activation server. The Virtual Image is based on VMware’s virtual machine format. News Article: Pirates crack Vista Activation Server



OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) now available as Virtual Appliance

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 11:10:36 +0000

Well the machines just started rolling out of the factories, but if you are interested to know what the childeren in the poor african countries will have to their disposal, you can check out the OLPC as a virtual appliance. Tom Hoffman has made the OLPC images available on his blog. The OLPC Image for…



Microsoft goes Virtual Appliances

Tue, 07 Nov 2006 00:41:33 +0000

So maybe the biggest news this week is not comming from VMworld, Microsoft just announced their VHD Test Drive Program, which tries to promote the use of Windows Virtual Machines using the VHD disk format for delivering evaluation software by ISVs. This means Microsoft is becoming more flexible with the license restrictions and now ISV,…



Microsoft releases their first ‘Virtual Appliance’!

Tue, 03 Oct 2006 10:07:04 +0000

Yep, you are reading it right! Of course we can not freely distibute the Microsoft Windows operating system in a virtual machine, but if you are Microsoft yourself you can do what ever you want 🙂 So Microsoft has decided to release their Visual Studio Orcas as technology preview in a Virtual Machine. Of course…



NEW: Very slick Virtual Appliances

Thu, 20 Apr 2006 08:50:15 +0000

VirtualAppliances.net have made some very slick virtual machines available. Currently they are offering a basic static webserver and a Tomcat application server on their website. The images are very light weigth. The basic webserver is only a 11mb download and the Tomcat appliance is just a 53mb download. The appliances are not just available as…



Win $100.000 by making an awesome Virtual Appliance!!!!

Mon, 27 Feb 2006 10:33:07 +0000

This is the first time (and probably the only time) I wish I am not a VMware employee. Anyone that is not an employee, can make an awesome cool Virtual Appliance and win $100.000!!! So, what is this whole Virtual Appliance about. Well like in the real world, you can buy appliances right; like Firewall…



IBM DB2 now also available is a Virtual Machine

Tue, 07 Feb 2006 10:27:07 +0000

The list of Virtual Appliances is growing and growing 🙂 Not only small apps are being made available as Virtual Appliances, IBM is now also offering the best database server on this planet available in a Virtual Machine 🙂 A prepacked SuSe with IBM DB2 installed. Jippie 🙂 IBM DB2 Virtual Appliance