Tuesday Jan 12, 2010

Sun BluePrints Article on Best Practices for Moving to the Solaris 10 OS

This new Sun BluePrints article describes the technologies and approaches available when upgrading to the Solaris 10 OS -- from a simple system upgrade to a consolidation strategy using built-in virtualization technology. Read about the upgrade options available, issues to consider, planning the upgrade, and strategies for implementation. (Login required.)

Friday Oct 30, 2009

Addressing Virtualization and High-Availability Needs With Sun Solaris Cluster

This IDC white paper discusses customer challenges where high availability and virtualization intercept, with the use of Solaris Cluster as a solution. (Login or registration required.)

Tuesday Sep 29, 2009

New Features in Sun Ops Center 2.5

Check out the product tour, webinar, white paper, etc. for this new release. Read about the support for virtualization, including Solaris Containers and LDoms, plus support options such as Sun Virtualization Suite.

Thursday Aug 27, 2009

Immutable Service Containers: Addressing Security in a World of Changing Deployment

Glenn Brunette, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Security Architect, is working on a project that attempts to solve some of the bigger problems around the security of virtualized environments using Immutable Service Containers (ISCs)--an architectural deployment pattern for highly secure service delivery. Listen to this edition of Innovating@Sun in which Hal Stern, VP Global Systems Engineering, and Brunette discuss ISCs.

Friday Aug 07, 2009

From Sun BluePrints: Demystifying Enterprise-Class Server Virtualization

This document (registration required) defines and classifies the various subtypes of server virtualization, and provides an overview of the various offerings available from Sun Microsystems and other vendors.

Monday Jul 20, 2009

Using Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System With VMware ESX Server

This quick-start guide shows how to set up a Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System to use with a VMware ESX Server.

Thursday Jul 16, 2009

Deploying the AMP Stack in Virtualized Environments: A Step Towards Cloud Computing

This Sun BluePrints article describes AMP deployment using the virtualization features built into the Solaris OS. Examples include ZFS to reduce virtual server deployment times and Project Crossbow technology to set up a virtual network that manages traffic for the multiple AMP stacks running on the physical system.

VirtualBox 3.0.2 Released

Sun released VirtualBox 3.0.2, a maintenance release of VirtualBox 3.0 that improves stability and performance. Check the change log for additional features and download the latest version.

Monday Jul 06, 2009

Update: VirtualBox 3.0.0 Is Here

Sun has released version 3.0.0 of VirtualBox, its powerful x86 virtualization product for enterprise and home use. This major update introduces symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) in virtual machines as well as much improved 3D support. Learn more about VirtualBox and see the change log for added features.

Tuesday Apr 14, 2009

Live Webcast Today: Sun's New Open Network Systems

Sun's new Open Network Systems are the core building blocks for virtualization, web, business, HPC, and telco architectures. These systems are the industry's only x64 platforms that are optimized to take full advantage of the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series. Watch today's webcast beginning at 10:30 a.m. PDT. (See the time zone converter for your local time.)

Wednesday Apr 08, 2009

Download Sun VirtualBox 2.2.0

Sun today released VirtualBox 2.2.0, another major milestone for the world's most popular free and open-source hypervisor. Among the many improvements are support for OVF appliances, 3D acceleration for Linux/Solaris guests, and support for up to 16GB of RAM per virtual machine. Learn more and download VirtualBox 2.2.0.

Friday Mar 20, 2009

Video: Use Sun xVM Virtualbox to Run 64-bit Guest OS on 32-bit Host

How can you run a 64-bit guest operating system on a 32-bit host platform? This video episode of The Fat Bloke's Shorts explains how. Take a look.

Thursday Mar 19, 2009

Virtualizing Desktops With Sun Ray Software and VMWare View Manager

This Sun BluePrints article describes a reference implementation for desktop virtualization deployments that combines Sun Ray software and thin clients with VMware View Manager. The goal is to provide access to resilient and secure desktop environments. (Registration or login required)

Monday Mar 16, 2009

Updated: Logical Domains (LDoms) Hub on BigAdmin

This expanded collection of LDoms-related resources for sys admins includes Sun BluePrints articles, blogs, white papers, and more. Find out how to create virtual machines, each with their own sub-set of resources, using LDoms partitioning technology.

Monday Mar 09, 2009

How to Deploy Virtual Clusters Using Solaris Zones, and Why

This Sun BluePrints paper introduces the zone cluster, a virtual cluster in which a Solaris Zone is configured as a virtual node. The zone cluster supports the consolidation of multiple cluster applications on a single cluster. (Registration is required.)

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