21 posts • joined Monday 15th March 2010 10:45 GMT
It does what it should when done right
In my previous job, going to virtual (in the ESX 2.5 days), meant after the initial heavy lifting, we could cut the server hardware budget to 1/5... and it stayed there year after year. And as we also see in my new job, the virtualized platform provides a far more robust base for handling special conditions, from capacity changes to unplanned downtime. we can now take down a server for maintenance during work hours and everything just stays up, even all the (majority of) apps that can't be clustered using Windows clustering.
Everywhere I've been it's been a game changer, and I still sometimes catch myself smiling when I do things I would have considered magic when I started in this industry. Be it vMotion, automatic provisioning, or FT...
...to keep this relevant to the article, as long as the "innovators" keep handing their "revolutionary" blueprints to the sister company of that plagiarizing-cheap-copy-plant, I'll reserve my tears for those more deserving. It's only so long you can send your designs to the IP theft capital of the world and pretend to be surprised when it's copied over there, and get away with it.
For those 5 products still produced in the west and that also got copied... I am sorry.
"but the roots of the music are in church burnings and anti-Christian sentiment."
Well, at the root of christianity is people burning and anti-(jewish/islam/etc) sentiment... it all evens out in the end.
Nooooobody expects the spanish inq.... I'll get my coat.
Grains of salt
Weeeell... we'll see. I understand that a developer of mobile apps wants to up the importance of mobile phone OSes, but the notion that desktop and laptops are being pressured by the tablets is a stand that IDC has been pushing for a good while, and has been almost alone in even among their brothers of sensationalist market researchers. Even that the netbooks fall in sales are being caused by tablets is far from an established truth. There might be some core markets where image building, coverage and pricing are strong enough to support a cloud-backed tablet computing future, but inner city NYC, London and Stockholm won't define a new computing era just yet.
IBM "backs Oracle", or "forced to abandon Harmony after years of opposition"?
Based on the rest of the article, sounds more like the latter to me...
Even more surprised
MS ought to just finish their virtualization product instead of slamming those who have a complete solution...
What? You're saying Hyper-V isn't beta anymore? Oh dear... yeah, they better keep up their smear campaign to keep attention away from its featureset and performance.
Sarcastic remarks? check
Superficial details? check
Version information? uhm, hold on...
Good El Reg standar piece, except you forgot to say what you're actually talking about. Symantec says it's a new release? it's just tweaking? What is? 2010 SP1? 2010.1?
Nevermind, I'll just google it myself.
I have two issues with your comment
So you conclude that he was being arrogant and ignorant with regards to security based on this article. Either he asked if meals being served, or he asked if there was police on board. I think many of us are ignorant enough to not realize ANY of those two questions were a security threat, but OK. So they're right, asking if police is aboard is a grave security issue and this guy can't be allowed to fly.
Good call to put him on the next flight then... I feel much safer now.
TBH I've heard enough crap from security people around Europe (which from what I can tell are nothing compared to the stories from the US) to find this perfectly believable. And if I were to make up a reason for why I was booted of a plane, I could make it a lot better than that
How come every coverage has missed the most important thing in 4.1?
"ESXi is just the ESX Server hypervisor with the console manager ripped out of it"
Actually, starting with the next release after vSphere 4.1, vSphere is actually "ESXi with the ESX Server ripped out of it".
Apparently, VMware is terminating ESX and going for just the ESXi path. I think that's a big deal, and I think a lot of their other big customers will think so too.
Release notes state: "VMware ESX. VMware vSphere 4.1 and its subsequent update and patch releases are the last releases to include both ESX and ESXi hypervisor architectures. Future major releases of VMware vSphere will include only the VMware ESXi architecture."
"VMware recommends that customers start transitioning to the ESXi architecture when deploying VMware vSphere 4.1"
IMO this means a substantial part of the article should have been focused differently, but maybe that's just me...
"VMotion? Seriously? Why does that sounds like a name of a toy to me?"
I think you took a wrong turn somewhere...
Why wouldn't I want my VM's on a NAS?
First of all, my NASes support iscsi. And they have teamed 2Gbit. And ESX VMs work fine, no reason why Workstation VMs wouldn't
Secondly, who are anyone else to say what I or anyone else need or not. At work I routinely check in and out production VMs from ESX to troubleshoot in Workstation. So far I haven't needed to do it with a gigantic volume, but that could change in the future. Etc, etc.
And no, my 4TB hardware internal RAID runs rings around any 2TB physical disk, so it's not the same thing as some crappy SMB nas.
"and last I looked there where not many Desktop Systems with more than 32GB RAM. Same for 2TB Diskimages, first you need a HDD bigger then that to host them."
No, you need a *volume* bigger than 2TB, such as any of my NASes here at home, or the internal RAID in the server, or...
Paris with glasses, cause she's probably shortsighted too...
Don't give them the excuse
I have to say it's not often I've met flat out rejection from vendors when logging issues on VM's, but as a general rule I don't volunteer the info that their system is running on ESX. If they ask, or it's required info, I say so, but I never bring it up because they tend to latch on to it too easily. Usually they can be quickly persuaded to look beyond that and at the actual problem, though.
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