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Month: July 2012

VMware WSX July Tech Preview now available

VMware WSX July Tech Preview now available

“Virtual Machines in Your Browser”, it sounds cool right? A few months ago the first “WSX” Technical Preview was released. Then the second preview was released which included a Windows installer and some major updates and now the next release is now out! Keep in mind that this software is experimental at the moment and there is no date known when this will be officially released. You can download it on the Workstation Technology Preview 2012 forum. Just click “Downloads”…

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New VMware patch released: Auto Start Bug Fixed

New VMware patch released: Auto Start Bug Fixed

When VMware release ESXi 5.0 Update 1 the auto start manager broke which was first discovered and discussed on the communities and later on in an official blog post. VMware now released a new patch which resolves this issue. The new patch also fixes some other bugs and security issues. Installing the patch does require a reboot of the host before it works again. If you have ESXi 5.0 Update 1 installed I suggest you update as soon as possible…

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Zimbra 8.0 beta released

Zimbra 8.0 beta released

Yesterday VMware made an announcement regarding the upcoming release on Zimbra, bringing the current version onto 8.0. The current beta number is version 5. This release is available as an appliance or as an iso for a full install. This major version got a design revamp and some new stuff under the hood. End Users Seamlessly Connect to Their Personal Clouds Zimbra provides end users with a feature-rich browser-based experience that enables them to seamlessly and securely connect to their…

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New book by VMware: VMware vSphere 5 Building a Virtual Datacenter

New book by VMware: VMware vSphere 5 Building a Virtual Datacenter

VMware announced a new upcoming book called “VMware vSphere 5 Building a Virtual Datacenter”. You can pre-order it now over at Pearson! The rapidly evolving field of virtualization and its many dimensions, can be confusing. This book is definitive practical guide for IT decision-makers and professionals responsible for evaluating, planning, implementing, or managing vSphere 5 in datacenter environments. Two world-class VMware virtualization consultants begin by concisely reviewing the fundamentals of modern virtualization with vSphere 5. They present overviews to the…

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New Fling: Guest Reclaim by VMware Labs

New Fling: Guest Reclaim by VMware Labs

VMware Labs released a new Fling called Guest Reclaim. The download is available as zip and the total size is about 1MB. Quote taken from the Fling page: Guest Reclaim reclaims dead space from NTFS volumes hosted on a thin provisioned SCSI disk. The tool can also reclaim space from full disks and partitions, thereby wiping off the file systems on it. As the tool deals with active data, please take all precautionary measures understanding the SCSI UNMAP framework and…

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