Mightycare Solutions have some handy tools for ESX Server and VirtualCenter. They have tools to patch ESX Servers(ESX-Patcher) and view space used and reserved by VM's in your VC/ESX Server(StorageView), and many more. All these tools are free to download.
Have a look at:
I've been trying to find my local BT exchange to try and determine more or less what speeds I'll get from my Broadband connection. I've stumbled upon the following site that will actually map your exchange out on a Google map relative to your house. It's very handy indeed.
Courtesy: Virtualization.info (www.virtualization.info)
New month, new drama in the virtualization world. After the hot debate about the VMware ESX memory overcommit capabilities that involved Citrix, Microsoft and obviously VMware, this time is the turn of the virtual machine migration capabilities included in ESX and upcoming Hyper-V.
I've been playing with the Beta release of VMware Thinstall (Project North Star), and I have to say it's quite cool. It enables you to "Virtualize" an application by recording the changes the application's installer make during the first installation of the application. It then compiles all the required components and registry keys into a single executable that can be run on any other Windows system without the need to install the application.
I've tried a couple of applications, and the all worked very well indeed. They included:
Adobe Reader 8,
VMware VI Client 2,
Remedy Action Request System's Client.