Virtualization

Business are reaping the rewards of faster, simplified and efficient infrastructures through virtualization.

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    Comprehensive Virtualization Management - From VM to Spindle

    SolarWinds Virtualization Manager delivers integrated VMware & Microsoft Hyper-V capacity planning, performance monitoring, VM sprawl control, configuration management, & chargeback automation. All in one awesomely affordable product that’s easy to download, deploy, and use. Virtualization Manager auto-discovers the virtual machines in your environment making the creation of your monitoring environment...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Jul 2013

    Virtualizing the Enterprise: A Q&A with the Editors in Chief

    This question-and-answer session with ZDNet editor in chief Larry Dignan and TechRepublic editor in chief Jason Hiner provides a broad industry view of our latest special feature, Virtualizing the Enterprise.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Jul 2013

    Virtualizing the Enterprise: A Q&A with the Editors in Chief (APAC)

    This question-and-answer session with ZDNet editor in chief Larry Dignan and TechRepublic editor in chief Jason Hiner provides a broad industry view of our latest special feature, Virtualizing the Enterprise.

    Provided By ZDNet

  • Downloads // Nov 2011

    FREE VM Monitor from SolarWinds

    SolarWinds' FREE VM Monitor was voted Best Virtualization Management and Optimization Product in the 2010 Redmond Magazine in its 2010 Readers Choice Awards. Some of our favorite features: Continuously monitor a VMware ESX Server, including CPU, memory utilization, number of machines configured and running, and more View detailed...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Nov 2011

    SolarWinds Virtualization Manager

    SolarWinds Virtualization Manager delivers integrated capacity planning, VM sprawl control, performance monitoring, configuration management, and charge back automation - all in one awesomely affordable product that's easy to download, deploy, and use. In fact it's so easy that you can be up and running in less than an hour! ...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Jul 2011

    10-step checklist for tuning up your virtual environment

    There's no getting around it: Sometimes you need to perform a few maintenance tasks to ensure that your virtual environment is in top shape. This list will help you cover the bases.

    Provided By Ken Hess

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    Virtualizing your reality: 10 questions with Mark Egan of VMware

    VMware CIO Mark Egan recently offered his perspective on a variety of timely issues, including the speed and agility gains of moving to a virtualized environment, the evolving challenges of data protection, and the relationship between virtualization and cloud computing.This download is also available as an entry in our...

    Provided By Jeff Cerny

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    How to install Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and Windows 7 on the same partition

    Blogger Colin Smith explains how to install Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and Windows 7 on the same disk partition by booting from a VHD that contains the entire WS2K8R2 OS within a single, portable file.

    Provided By Colin Smith

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    Welcome to the CDW Server Consolidation Assessment

    Server consolidation can stretch your IT budget and make your data center more efficient. The CDW Server Consolidation Assessment can help you decide if consolidation is right for you: Consolidation and virtualization can result in more questions than answers. Would your server environment benefit from consolidation?...

    Provided By CDW

  • Downloads // May 2010

    Podcast: CTO Perspective on Virtualizing with NetApp, Cisco, and VMware

    Brian Denton, CTO of ExamWorks, discusses his organization's technology solution that utilizes NetApp?, VMware?, Cisco, and secure multi-tenancy. He also explains ExamWorks' strategy of virtualizing Microsoft? applications and using a virtual desktop infrastructure.

    Provided By NetApp

  • Downloads // May 2010

    Don't pay for server virtualization - Citrix XenServer is free!

    XenServer is the only free, cloud-proven virtualization platform available, enabling organizations of any size to immediately benefit from server virtualization. XenServer is an open and powerful server virtualization solution that radically reduces datacenter costs by transforming static and complex datacenter environments into more dynamic, easy to manage IT service delivery...

    Provided By Citrix Systems, Inc.

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    Using rsnapshot to back up and retain snapshots

    Vincent Danen explains how you can take rsync backups a step further with the rsnapshot tool, which allows you to retain multiple point-in-time backups that seamlessly rotate.

    Provided By Vincent Danen

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    How do I create a virtual image of a working Windows installation with Disk2vhd?

    In this tutorial, you will learn how to take your currently running Windows installation and create a vhd image that can then be imported into your virtual machine tool of choice (so long as it supports vhd files). This download is also available as an post in the

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    Microsoft's Hyper-V R2 vs. VMware's vSphere: A cost comparison

    VMware and Microsoft are ramping up their virtualization games with relatively new releases. In a Servers and Storage blog post, Scott Lowe provided a cost comparison between Microsoft's Hyper-V R2 vs. VMware's vSphere. Download this table if you want to play around with the numbers in his cost comparison.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    How to use Virtual Machine Manager on Fedora 11

    Vincent Danen covers the basics of virt-manager, a user interface for managing virtual machines in Linux. KVM and virt-manager will be the default virtualization solution in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, so it will be solid and well supported. Here's how to get started.

    Provided By Vincent Danen

  • Downloads // May 2009

    Creating an OpenVZ container

    OpenVZ is an OS-level virtualization system that allows you to virtualize Linux-on-Linux, but OpenVZ works on the principle of containers, not virtual machines. Vincent Danen explains how to create an OpenVZ container.

    Provided By Vincent Danen

  • Downloads // May 2009

    What's the best virtualisation suite?

    Over the past few years, virtualisation has become a viable option to thin down your datacentres in physical size, heat, and cost. This detailed analysis, courtesy of ZDNet Australia, will help you compare the pros and cons of Type 1 virtualisation solutions from market leaders Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware

    Provided By ZDNet

  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    Install OpenVZ on CentOS to create a virtual container

    Vincent Danen shows you how to install OpenVZ on CentOS. OpenVZ is an OS-level virtualization product that allows you to completely isolate processes from each other, increase security by keeping bits separate, and tightly control resource utilization.

    Provided By Vincent Danen

  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    Free Software Trial Finds VMware Problems and Optimizes the Data Center

    Inexpensive and easy-to-use, the patent-pending VKernel Capacity Analyzer delivers proactive resource monitoring and predictive capacity analysis capabilities that enhance VMware vCenter (VirtualCenter). Capacity Analyzer is the only virtualization server management software that predicts resource utilization trends and alerts users days in advance of potential issues. By improving capacity planning, Capacity...

    Provided By VKernel

  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    Free Software Trial Enables Chargeback and Cost Visibility for VMware

    Traditional physical server chargeback models do not work in today's dynamic virtual server environments. VKernel Chargeback, a unique and patent-pending solution, delivers an affordable and simple-to-use tool that gives users immediate cost visibility of their VMware ESX data center ? "who is using what resources and how much it costs."...

    Provided By VKernel

  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    Mini-glossary: Virtualization terms you should know

    You may not have time to learn everything there is to know about virtualization, but a familiarity with the terminology will help you follow the trends, technical details, and industry developments as they emerge. This glossary offers a quick rundown of the virtualization terms you're most likely to encounter.This download...

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    10 things you should know about Hyper-V

    Hyper-V is getting good reviews, even from some Microsoft critics, and the release of the standalone version has made it even more attractive. Deb Shinder looks at the most important aspects of the Hyper-V platform.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    10 things you should know about Hyper-V

    Hyper-V is getting good reviews, even from some Microsoft critics, and the release of the standalone version has made it even more attractive. Deb Shinder looks at the most important aspects of the Hyper-V platform.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    Mini-glossary: Virtualization terms you should know

    You may not have time to learn everything there is to know about virtualization, but a familiarity with the terminology will help you follow the trends, technical details, and industry developments as they emerge. This glossary offers a quick rundown of the virtualization terms you're most likely to encounter.This download...

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    Install OpenVZ on CentOS to create a virtual container

    Vincent Danen shows you how to install OpenVZ on CentOS. OpenVZ is an OS-level virtualization product that allows you to completely isolate processes from each other, increase security by keeping bits separate, and tightly control resource utilization.

    Provided By Vincent Danen

  • Downloads // May 2009

    What's the best virtualisation suite?

    Over the past few years, virtualisation has become a viable option to thin down your datacentres in physical size, heat, and cost. This detailed analysis, courtesy of ZDNet Australia, will help you compare the pros and cons of Type 1 virtualisation solutions from market leaders Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware

    Provided By ZDNet

  • Downloads // May 2009

    Creating an OpenVZ container

    OpenVZ is an OS-level virtualization system that allows you to virtualize Linux-on-Linux, but OpenVZ works on the principle of containers, not virtual machines. Vincent Danen explains how to create an OpenVZ container.

    Provided By Vincent Danen

  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    Free Software Trial Finds VMware Problems and Optimizes the Data Center

    Inexpensive and easy-to-use, the patent-pending VKernel Capacity Analyzer delivers proactive resource monitoring and predictive capacity analysis capabilities that enhance VMware vCenter (VirtualCenter). Capacity Analyzer is the only virtualization server management software that predicts resource utilization trends and alerts users days in advance of potential issues. By improving capacity planning, Capacity...

    Provided By VKernel

  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    Free Software Trial Enables Chargeback and Cost Visibility for VMware

    Traditional physical server chargeback models do not work in today's dynamic virtual server environments. VKernel Chargeback, a unique and patent-pending solution, delivers an affordable and simple-to-use tool that gives users immediate cost visibility of their VMware ESX data center ? "who is using what resources and how much it costs."...

    Provided By VKernel

  • Downloads // Jul 2011

    10-step checklist for tuning up your virtual environment

    There's no getting around it: Sometimes you need to perform a few maintenance tasks to ensure that your virtual environment is in top shape. This list will help you cover the bases.

    Provided By Ken Hess

  • Downloads // Aug 2009

    How to use Virtual Machine Manager on Fedora 11

    Vincent Danen covers the basics of virt-manager, a user interface for managing virtual machines in Linux. KVM and virt-manager will be the default virtualization solution in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, so it will be solid and well supported. Here's how to get started.

    Provided By Vincent Danen

  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    Microsoft's Hyper-V R2 vs. VMware's vSphere: A cost comparison

    VMware and Microsoft are ramping up their virtualization games with relatively new releases. In a Servers and Storage blog post, Scott Lowe provided a cost comparison between Microsoft's Hyper-V R2 vs. VMware's vSphere. Download this table if you want to play around with the numbers in his cost comparison.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    How do I create a virtual image of a working Windows installation with Disk2vhd?

    In this tutorial, you will learn how to take your currently running Windows installation and create a vhd image that can then be imported into your virtual machine tool of choice (so long as it supports vhd files). This download is also available as an post in the

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    Using rsnapshot to back up and retain snapshots

    Vincent Danen explains how you can take rsync backups a step further with the rsnapshot tool, which allows you to retain multiple point-in-time backups that seamlessly rotate.

    Provided By Vincent Danen

  • Downloads // May 2010

    Don't pay for server virtualization - Citrix XenServer is free!

    XenServer is the only free, cloud-proven virtualization platform available, enabling organizations of any size to immediately benefit from server virtualization. XenServer is an open and powerful server virtualization solution that radically reduces datacenter costs by transforming static and complex datacenter environments into more dynamic, easy to manage IT service delivery...

    Provided By Citrix Systems, Inc.

  • Downloads // May 2010

    Podcast: CTO Perspective on Virtualizing with NetApp, Cisco, and VMware

    Brian Denton, CTO of ExamWorks, discusses his organization's technology solution that utilizes NetApp?, VMware?, Cisco, and secure multi-tenancy. He also explains ExamWorks' strategy of virtualizing Microsoft? applications and using a virtual desktop infrastructure.

    Provided By NetApp

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    Welcome to the CDW Server Consolidation Assessment

    Server consolidation can stretch your IT budget and make your data center more efficient. The CDW Server Consolidation Assessment can help you decide if consolidation is right for you: Consolidation and virtualization can result in more questions than answers. Would your server environment benefit from consolidation?...

    Provided By CDW

  • Downloads // Nov 2011

    FREE VM Monitor from SolarWinds

    SolarWinds' FREE VM Monitor was voted Best Virtualization Management and Optimization Product in the 2010 Redmond Magazine in its 2010 Readers Choice Awards. Some of our favorite features: Continuously monitor a VMware ESX Server, including CPU, memory utilization, number of machines configured and running, and more View detailed...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Nov 2011

    SolarWinds Virtualization Manager

    SolarWinds Virtualization Manager delivers integrated capacity planning, VM sprawl control, performance monitoring, configuration management, and charge back automation - all in one awesomely affordable product that's easy to download, deploy, and use. In fact it's so easy that you can be up and running in less than an hour! ...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Jul 2013

    Virtualizing the Enterprise: A Q&A with the Editors in Chief (APAC)

    This question-and-answer session with ZDNet editor in chief Larry Dignan and TechRepublic editor in chief Jason Hiner provides a broad industry view of our latest special feature, Virtualizing the Enterprise.

    Provided By ZDNet

  • Downloads // Jul 2013

    Virtualizing the Enterprise: A Q&A with the Editors in Chief

    This question-and-answer session with ZDNet editor in chief Larry Dignan and TechRepublic editor in chief Jason Hiner provides a broad industry view of our latest special feature, Virtualizing the Enterprise.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    Virtualizing your reality: 10 questions with Mark Egan of VMware

    VMware CIO Mark Egan recently offered his perspective on a variety of timely issues, including the speed and agility gains of moving to a virtualized environment, the evolving challenges of data protection, and the relationship between virtualization and cloud computing.This download is also available as an entry in our...

    Provided By Jeff Cerny

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    How to install Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and Windows 7 on the same partition

    Blogger Colin Smith explains how to install Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and Windows 7 on the same disk partition by booting from a VHD that contains the entire WS2K8R2 OS within a single, portable file.

    Provided By Colin Smith

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    Comprehensive Virtualization Management - From VM to Spindle

    SolarWinds Virtualization Manager delivers integrated VMware & Microsoft Hyper-V capacity planning, performance monitoring, VM sprawl control, configuration management, & chargeback automation. All in one awesomely affordable product that’s easy to download, deploy, and use. Virtualization Manager auto-discovers the virtual machines in your environment making the creation of your monitoring environment...

    Provided By SolarWinds