Wednesday Jul 09, 2008

Virtualization Support in Sun Middleware

Here's the answer to the question "Can I deploy Sun Java Enterprise System in the various virtualization environments?" This article also features Q&As of interest.

Tuesday Jun 03, 2008

Sun xVM Hypervisor Overview

Here's an overview of the Sun xVM hypervisor software on the x86 family of processor architectures. Also discussed are virtual machine instances known as domains. The hypervisor is based on the work of the Xen community.

Wednesday May 28, 2008

Sun's VirtualBox 1.6.0 Now Available

VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also open-source software. Check out VirtualBox Open Source Edition (OSE) and other editions. Read more.

Tuesday Apr 22, 2008

Sun Virtualization Technologies Engineering Webcast

http://www.snpnet.com/customer_pub/sun/isv_virtualization/

Join Sun engineers to learn how innovation in virtualization and management technologies have come together to deliver comprehensive, cross-platform virtualization and datacenter-on-demand management solutions across heterogenous environments.

Thursday Apr 10, 2008

Solaris 8 and 9 Containers

Solaris 8 Containers, formerly known as Solaris 8 Migration Assistant, can help you run Solaris 8 applications, unchanged, on the latest SPARC systems and the Solaris 10 OS. The download for Solaris 9 Containers is coming soon. Check out the video webcasts, including an overview and a demo.

Wednesday Apr 09, 2008

Blog: Serving Sun Ray Clients With VirtualBox

Imagine you have some Sun Ray clients and you'd like to use them with some hardware that doesn't support the Solaris OS. This blog shows you what to do.

Monday Apr 07, 2008

Blogs: Understanding the Virtual Desktop Lifecycle

These blogs by Dirk Grobler delve into the details of virtual desktops, including deployment, ingredients, and more:

- Part One

- Part Two

Thursday Mar 20, 2008

Building a VDI Demo With Sun Virtual Desktop Connector 1.0

Here's an updated cookbook for a demo based on the Sun Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Software using the new desktop broker, Sun Virtual Desktop Connector 1.0.

Thursday Mar 13, 2008

Wiki: Installing Unpriviledged Domains With xVM

Scroll down to the January tech tips on the Recently Updated page: There's a tech tip on installing a paravirtualized (PV) unpriviledged domain (domU) for the Solaris OS. Another tip talks about installing a Linux Hardware Virtual Machine (HVM) domU on xVM.

Wednesday Feb 20, 2008

Wiki: Installing Unpriviledged Domains With xVM

A BigAdmin reader has posted a lot of great tech tips on the wiki. One tip is on installing a paravirtualized (PV) unprivileged domain (domU) for the Solaris OS. Another tip from the same author provides information about installing a Linux Hardware Virtual Machine (HVM) domU on xVM.

Monday Feb 11, 2008

Wiki: Installing a Microsoft Windows Guest on xVM

This wiki page from a reader provides information about installing a Windows guest on xVM.

Friday Feb 08, 2008

Community Wiki Tips: xVM Shortcuts for Noobs

This wiki page from Henry Pepper is for Sun xVM newbies, and it provides basic foo on getting started. p.s. Henry, wherever you are, don't forget you can get BigAdmin goodies for your contributions -- and thanks for all this great stuff you're adding to the wiki.

Monday Feb 04, 2008

Virtualization Resource Center for Sys Admins

Rick has a new blog about virtualization, and it's better than virtual reality. When you're done with Rick's blog, check out the BigAdmin Virtualization Info Center to see what's new in server, OS, storage, desktop, application, and network virtualization.

Friday Jan 18, 2008

Solaris Operating System Hardware Virtualization Product Architecture

Here's a paper exploring the underlying hardware architecture and software needed for hardware virtualization. The author looks at CPU hardware architecture limitations for virtualizing CPU services and their software workarounds. This Sun BluePrints document (in pdf) also discusses software architecture for various types of virtualization.

Thursday Dec 06, 2007

Sun xVM Ops Center

Sun xVM Ops Center brings together management of Linux and Solaris
systems under one unified view. Sign up for a bi-weekly webinar. For more info, see the sun.com story.

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