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Why virtual machines should be the 1st choice to run your systems

Lately, I’ve been on phone calls with several companies to discuss whether they should run their applications on virtual machines or physical machines. Typically, some user or software person has been told the plan is to run their application on … Continue reading

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Application software and license procurement can become the “long-pole-in-tent” in production deployments with server virtualization using VMWare, XEN or HYPER-V

At my company we’ve been using server virtualization with VMWare products for 2-3 years. During that time we’ve created processes and procedures that allow us to deploy a server and its supporting operating system in as little as a few minutes. My reading … Continue reading

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Tracking VMWare ESX 3.x or ESXi Host resources with Cacti

I’ve been using Cacti,  RRDTool, SNMP and custom scripts running on Linux for several years to collect and display historical data regarding Network, System, and FlexLM license resource usage. I recently began tracking the Host resources used by ESX.  I … Continue reading

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Slow Clock in guest OS on VMWare Server 1.x

When using VMware Server 1.x, I’ve encountered a few guest Virtual Machines, VMs, where the clocks do not advance correctly. What is especially frustrating about this is that frequently the clocks in the other guest VM’s on the same host … Continue reading

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