Archive for August, 2009

VMware Studio 2.0 – Automated production of virtual machines

Sonntag, August 30th, 2009

vmware_logo.jpg   VMware Studio 2.0 helps author, configure, deploy and customize vApps and virtual appliances. vApps support the industry standard Open Virtualization Format (OVF). vApps can be deployed on VMware vSphere 4.0 or in the cloud. vCenter Server 4.0 now supports creating and running vApps, as well as importing and exporting them in compliance with OVF 1.0 standard

gScreen Spacebook series – a powerful notebook with dual 15-inch displays

Sonntag, August 30th, 2009

gscreen_logo.jpg   planning a Q4-2009 release of the gScreen Spacebookgscreen_g400_01.jpg

Space Shuttle Atlantis – Launch in High Definition

Samstag, August 29th, 2009

VMware Workstation 6.5.3 | 2009/08/20 | Build: 185404 – for Windows/Linux

Samstag, August 29th, 2009

vmware_logo.jpg  VMware Workstation 6.5.3 is a maintenance release that resolves security as well as some known issues. With this release of VMware Workstation, certain new features and support have been added


Microsoft SQL Server 2008 – How to Calculate Processor Licenses for a Single VM

Samstag, August 29th, 2009

For a single VM, you divide data point A (number of virtual processors supporting the VM) by data point B (# of cores [HTT off] or threads [HTT on] per physical processor) to calculate the number of Processor licenses required for any SQL Server edition(s) that will be licensed. If the result is not a whole number, then you round up to the next whole number

This example server has two quad-core processors supporting one VM running SQL Server. Hyper-threading is off, so each virtual processor is the equivalent of one core

Note: If both of the physical processors are licensed for SQL Server Enterprise, then the software may be run on as many VMs as the hardware and operating system will support

Ein gemütlicher Sonntag auf dem Sofa, mit Kaffeetrinken und Lesen – doch plötzlich kippt die Stimmung …

Samstag, August 29th, 2009

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 – Evaluation is now available for download

Samstag, August 29th, 2009

ms_vmmr2_logo.jpg   Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (VMM) is a comprehensive management solution for the virtualized data center. It enables increased physical server utilization, centralized management of virtual machine infrastructure, and rapid provisioning of new virtual machines by the administrator, delegated administrator, and authorized end users


Elecom’s Mini SSD – fits on a SATA-connector

Donnerstag, August 27th, 2009

cmn_logo.jpg   Elecom nanoSSD „Solid State Drive“ kann direkt in den SATA Slot des Motherboards gesteckt werden. Die Elecom nanoSSDs sind 25 x 39 x 6,5 mm klein und haben eine Kapazität von 8GB oder 16GB


Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 – Download des zweiten Service Pack ab sofort verfügbar

Mittwoch, August 26th, 2009

ms_wsus3_logo.jpg   Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 Service Pack 2 mit Unterstützung für Windows Server 2008 R2 und Windows 7


Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007 – Backup for Bare Metal Recovery

Dienstag, August 25th, 2009

microsoftdpm_logo.jpg   The Microsoft DPM System Recovery Tool (SRT) is software provided with DPM to facilitate bare metal recovery for the DPM server and the computers that DPM protects. Bare metal recovery is a feature that helps you recover a system that will not start. DPM SRT backs up the system volume and master boot record by copying the entire volume and using VSS writers to ensure all applications are in a consistent state for the copy



DataCore SANmelody – Multi Path IO For RedHat Enterprise Linux

Montag, August 24th, 2009

datacore_logo.JPG   Linux block-device multipathing (MPIO) is provided by a new component called the Device-mapper. Linux multipathing provides IO failover and automatic fail back to DataCore LUNs. A multipathed device may be used as a raw disk, which may be partitioned in the conventional way or used by the new Logical Volume Manager


BMW – how fast is the M5 really?

Sonntag, August 23rd, 2009

Better Place – Unveils an Electric Car Battery Swap Station

Sonntag, August 23rd, 2009

Fujitsu ETERNUS LT20 – LTO4 Bandbibliothek mit 12,8 TB in 1HE

Sonntag, August 23rd, 2009

fujitsu_logo.jpg   Die Fujitsu ETERNUS LT20 bietet bei nur einer Höheneinheit eine Speicherkapazität von 12,8 TB mit 8* LTO-4 komprimiert mit SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) / Fibre Channel Schnittstellen zum Server an


VMware vSphere 4.0 – a vSphere 4.0 VMware High Availability cluster may not failover virtual machines when ESX is configured with certain IP addresses

Samstag, August 22nd, 2009

vmware_logo.jpg   If you have implemented HA in VC 4.0 and your Service Console Port(s) or Management Network IP address(s) utilize Class A addresses ( for example IP@ ), please check KB 1013013. A patch for this issue is available on this site