For an upcoming project I was preparing to P2V a domain controller and found a lot of “info” on this subject which got me thinking. Everybody is talking about all the dangers related to P2V-ing a domain controller but let’s be honest, when you look closely at the problems most people are talking about, are […]
Is VMware becoming the bully Microsoft is known for?
For years lots of people accused Microsoft of being a bully whenever it suited them. They could change licensing policies to make it very hard for competitors to sell their products. Look at how difficult they have made it for VMware when it comes to supporting their products. VMware has been around with VMware Workstation […]
Smarter Microsoft licensing can reduce VMware environment costs
If you consolidated physical servers with virtualization, you probably did so to reduce the costs of maintaining many physical servers — namely power and cooling, rack space, support contracts, physical hardware and so on.As a consultant, I often work with clients who have embarked on large server consolidation projects, migrated many physical hosts to virtual […]
Official: VMware is in SVVP
Carl Eschenbach, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for VMware, announced yesterday (august 20th) that VMware is now part of the Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP).
New Microsoft licensing when using VMotion
Up until yesterday, if you wanted to be the best boy of the class, you would have to license your virtual Windows and a number of well known applications (SQL, Exchange, SharePoint, and others) for each host the Virtual Machine could possibly land on. So, if you have a ESX cluster of 16 hosts and […]