VMware vCenter Appliance 5.1 feature parity with Windows version?

So, I was all into vSphere 5.1 news during and right after VMWorld SF 2012.  One of the tidbits I’ve been waiting for is documentation on the vCenter Appliance for vSphere 5.1.  According to a VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast on October 8th (at around the 23 minute mark) vCenter Appliance now has feature parity withContinue reading “VMware vCenter Appliance 5.1 feature parity with Windows version?”

SANs free live migration – VMware vs. Hyper-V

With the introduction of Hyper-V 3.0 and vSphere 5.1 both major virtualization vendors have introduced SAN free live migration solutions.  To give a quick recap live migration is the ability to migrate a virtual machine from one physical host to another physical host without interruption of service for the target virtual machine.  In the past,Continue reading “SANs free live migration – VMware vs. Hyper-V”

Installing Citrix VDI-in-a-Box in VMWare Workstation 8

I posted an earlier lab on installing XenDesktop 5 within VMware Workstation 8. But the number 1 search term that comes up for this post is “How to install Citrix VDI-in-a-Box in VMware Workstation.” I kind of take it for granted that if XenDesktop will run in VMware Workstation then the lighter VDI-in-a-Box should beContinue reading “Installing Citrix VDI-in-a-Box in VMWare Workstation 8”

vSphere inside of VMWare Workstation Performance

I’ve been debating over the past few months as to buy a new desktop.  My current desktop is still relatively a decent machine.  It’s a 3 year old Dell XPS 420 with a Quad Core 9300 and 6GB of RAM; a decent machine for today’s power user.  I have no complaints when it comes toContinue reading “vSphere inside of VMWare Workstation Performance”

vSphere inside of VMWare Workstation 7.0

Follow on to my post on running ESX inside of VMWare Workstation 6.5.  I’ve finally taken the plunge and spent the $100.00 (yeah these are tough times) and upgraded to VMWare Workstation 7.0.  The best feature to me has been the ability to run vSphere natively within VMWare Workstation.  The install takes minutes and IContinue reading “vSphere inside of VMWare Workstation 7.0”

ESX inside of VMware Workstation

I was talking with a VMware ISV Health Evangelist the other day and he mentioned with VMWare Workstation 7 you can now run vSphere 4 inside of VMware and have nested virtual machines. I thought that was curious as I have 6.5 and had heard you could already do it. Why in the world wouldContinue reading “ESX inside of VMware Workstation”