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A Peek at Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator Beta

MVMC is a free tool out of the Solution Accelerator line and it will definitely give VMware a run for its money.

5 vSphere Storage Features You Must Have

Virtualization needs shared storage for just about every advanced feature.

How To Use Windows 2008 Services for NFS for Your vSphere Lab Shared Storage

Handy solution for consolidating connections to shared storage in a virtualized lab environment.

Q&A: Drobo's Jim Sherhart on Shared Storage for vSphere

An interview on what makes their storage devices better than what the competition has come with so far.

New Free Tool from Quest/vKernel: vOPS Server Explorer

A product of the Quest buyout of vKernel is that vKernel's free tools have undergone much improvement. Witness vOPS Server Explorer.

What is VMware vCloud Integration Manager?

A new tool in the vCloud line is aimed at VSPP members, but VMware admins can learn a thing or two from the product's mission.

Pricing the Cloud with Free Tools

Cloud pricing calculators can give you a rough estimate of what the costs will be, but with caveats.

Update: 7 More Free Virtualization Tools

A slew of new virtualization tools for vSphere and Fusion.

Chaotic Cloud Pricing

Pricing for cloud services needs to be a bit more structured and transparent for anyone to take cloud computing seriously.

How to Monitor vSphere 5 vRAM Pools

With the introduction of vSphere 5, VMware created the concept of vRAM pools and added this as a critical component of purchasing a vSphere license.

How To Choose Virtualization Disaster Recovery Solutions

My list of features to help me narrow my buying decisions after the DR vendor has made its pitch.

Update: 4 More Free Tools for vSphere

Not the same ol' "Free Tools" session; we cover new tools that have come out since VMworld.

How to Get Started with VMware's Socialcast

Socialcast is the "Facebook" for the internal communications crowd. And it's a VMware product.

How to Run Your vSphere Infrastructure for Free

All three of the most popular virtualization hypervisors are available in free editions: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, VMware vSphere Hypervisor and Citrix XenServer.

Using the New vSphere 5 Licensing Advisor

Before you update that older vSphere, gain some insight into your licensing requirements for vSphere 5 with this nifty tool.

Disaster Recovery in VMware Environments

In the recently posted "The World Runs on VMware vSphere" infographic, WiredCPU.com shows how just in the last 10 years (2001-2011) we have gone from virtually NO server virtualization in use to more than 50 percent of the servers in the world being virtualized (and over 20 million vSphere virtual machines running every day).

Backing up vSphere with VMware Data Recovery

Did you know that VMware offers VMware Data Recovery (VDR), a virtual infrastructure backup and recovery solution?

Understanding the Virtual Network Editor in VMware Workstation

You can create some advanced virtual networks with this nifty tool. Have you tried it? Plus: Upcoming VMware Webinar July 12!

Top 10 Benefits of Server Virtualization

My list of the best that server virtualization has to offer over physical servers.

VMware High Availability and the CLI, or What Is AAM?

VMHA via vSphere works most of the time, but sometimes you'll need to get at those scripts to fix something.

Virtualization Review

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