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.

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..

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.