Touting performance and security updates, Vista SP2 is now available to download. Windows Update should do the trick, but standalone downloads are hosted right here, and release notes are over here.
Monthly Archives: May 2009
vSphere Download Available!
Well today’s the day for the VMware vSphere download!
Here’s the download link: http://www.vmware.com/download/vsphere/
Here’s the documentation link: http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vs_pubs.html
–Updated– See comment below. Download links are now fully active!
I just tried to download and kept getting a “page not found” message. I’ll keep trying to see when it’s actually active or maybe the site it too busy.
VMware vSphere 4 General Availability May 21
Well a couple of VMware vExperts are posting this on their blogs so I guess it’s okay to post to customers! 😉
VMware vSphere General Availability will be tomorrow 5/21/2009! Get your VMware Store Login and fast internet connection ready!
Oracle Buys Virtual Iron
I guess when Oracle bought Sun, they had some more money laying around.. they also bought a Xen Hypervisor offshoot based virtualization company called Virtual Iron.
It’ll be interesting to see what they do with it, now that Oracle has Sun’s virtual offerings as well as Virtual Iron’s offerings..
SQL 2005/2008 clusters now supported on virtual hardware
Just another step towards nirvana
vSphere 4, 350,000 IOPS
The folks over at VMware’s performance team have posted an entry detailing how they got 350,000 IOPS at 8K 100% RANDOM I/O from the soon to be released vSphere 4 product.
They also talk about what they had to do with the previous version to get to 100,000 IOPS.