Find full coverage of virtualization technologies, including reviews, how-tos, best practices, and tips.

  • Downloads // Sep 2014

    You're A Few Steps Away From Future-Proofing Your Career

    Prepare for the future of networking today with free 60-day trial software, web-based training, and a Brocade Network Function Virtualization Certification ($650 value). BE A BROCADE CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL NOW. Build your skills by creating a virtualized network with the Brocade Vyatta vRouter Stay ahead of the industry's...

    Sponsored By Brocade

  • 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...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Sep 2014

    Your FREE 60-Day Trial Starts Here

    Get instant access to the Brocade Vyatta 5400 vRouter. Download your free virtual router trial now and enjoy 24/7 support. KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Advanced IPv4 and IPv6 Unicast and Multicast Stateful firewall, IPsec, SSL-Based OpenVPN and DMVPN Linux-based extensible network OS Hypervisors Supported: VMware ESX, Citrix...

    Provided By Brocade

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    Convert Windows XP into a Windows 7 Virtual Machine with Disk2vhd

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use Disk2vhd, which is a free tool, to move your Windows XP installation into Windows 7 and then run it with Windows Virtual PC. This download is also available as a TechRepublic blog post and gallery.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • 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 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 // 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

    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

    Gain fine control in OpenVZ with resource management

    Vincent Danen explains how to get the most out of OpenVZ by using all the settings that allow you to control resources that are made available to the OpenVZ containers.

    Provided By Vincent Danen

  • 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 // Feb 2010

    How to create LXC system containers to isolate services

    Vincent Danen shows you how to create Linux Resource Containers to run a full service or set of services, isolated from the host operating system.

    Provided By Vincent Danen

  • 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 // Sep 2010

    How do I convert VirtualBox files to work with VMWare Workstation?

    In this How do I, Jack Wallen walks you through the steps required to migrate a VirtualBox virtual machine file to a VMWare Workstation. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • 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 // 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 // Aug 2012

    Get Three Top Tools to Fight Network Bandwidth Hogs - FREE!

    With SolarWinds, managing the performance and security of your network, servers, applications, websites, virtual machines and storage devices has never been easier or more affordable. To prove it - here are three solutions to things that bug you every day - yours to download absolutely free, right now. ...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    10 issues to consider during virtualization planning

    Virtualizing your servers offers significant advantages, but effective planning is crucial to your success. Make sure you have satisfactory answers to these key questions before you get underway.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • 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 // Mar 2009

    Free Software Trial Allows Capacity Planning for VMware

    In virtual server environments where all resource capacity (CPU, memory, storage, network) is shared, simple additions and changes can drastically affect server performance. For proper capacity planning of your VMware ESX infrastructure, you need a capacity modeling tool that emulates your dynamic data center. The patent-pending VKernel Modeler enables you...

    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 // Jan 2009

    Optimization Pack

    Virtualization success is all about balancing resource utilization and VM performance. VKernel's new Optimization Pack contains three powerful new applets (Wastefinder, Rightsizer, Inventory) that help you manage your VMware environment to easily: Reclaim Wasted Storage, Memory and CPU Resources. Typcial Users Free up 20 to 40% of Existing...

    Provided By VKernel

  • 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 // 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 // Oct 2010

    Microsoft Express

    A free and feature-rich database for developing and deploying desktop, web, and small server applications.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    Collab LotusLive: Cloud Advantage Podcast Series

    Join us for a series of podcasts where experts weigh in on the value of cloud computing. You'll hear why cloud is such a hot topic, how secure it is to collaborate with, and if it's right for your business.

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    Antivirus Software- VIPRE Enterprise Antivirus Download a Free Trial

    VIPRE Enterprise Premium combines high-performance antivirus, antispyware, and a client firewall into a single agent so you get comprehensive endpoint malware protection with low system resource usage. Clean, fast, and powerful: 'by admins for admins'. VIPRE has been VB100 and ICSA certified which means you get world-class protection. Tired of...

    Provided By GFI Software, formerly Sunbelt Software

  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    Deduplication Calculator

    Enter the size of your backup or archive dataset and get a analysis of: ?Cost comparison using DeDuplication ?Network and Storage Consumption ?Archive to Tape

    Provided By Dell EqualLogic

  • Downloads // Nov 2012

    AccessNow HTML5 RDP Client - Browser access to Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop

    Deliver universal, browser-based access to Windows desktops and applications hosted on Citrix XenApp (4.5 and higher) and XenDesktop - from Chromebooks and any other endpoint device with any HTML5 browser - including PC, Mac, iPad, Android device, locked down Windows workstations, plus more. No Citrix or operating system upgrades required!...

    Provided By Ericom Software

  • Downloads // Mar 2012

    PowerTerm WebConnect - Enhancements to Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS

    Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect - the alternative to Citrix - extends the functionality of WS08 R2 Remote Desktop Services (RDS) with advanced centralized management, allowing IT organizations to reduce access management costs and complexities, protect past investments and improve the end-user experience. Using PowerTerm WebConnect, you will benefit from mixed server...

    Provided By Ericom Software

  • 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 // 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 // Feb 2011

    10 tech trends to watch in 2011

    Based on the results of surveys conducted at The Experts Conference last year, analysts at Quest Software have put together this set of predictions for the upcoming year.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Gil Kirkpatrick

  • Downloads // Apr 2006

    Install and configure Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) 2.13.2

    In this download, we will configure MRTG to run as a daemon in the background, perform simple monitoring of a network device, configure the output to produce an index.html file, and finally, to have that index generated automatically. In the previous download, we learned how to create...

    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 // 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 // Sep 2012

    Quest Workspace Desktop Authority

    Desktop Authority helps you centrally target, configure, manage, secure and support the Windows user environment when migrating to Windows 7. Using a central console, you can quickly and efficiently configure and patch desktops, as well as detect and remove any malware.

    Provided By Dell Software