Feeds

VMware does 64-bits in full

Refines upgrade path

High performance access to file storage

VMware has embraced the world of 64-bit computing via a pair of point releases to its flagship products.

The company this week delivered word that ESX Server 3.0.1 and VirtualCenter 2.0.1 add full 64-bit OS support to the server virtualization wares. All told, VMware now supports 64-bit flavors of Red Hat, SuSE, Windows and Solaris x86. Customers will also see some ease of upgrade tools and more hardware support with the latest releases.

Back in June, VMware launched its VMware Infrastructure 3 suite, which combines ESX Server 3 with VMotion, VirtualCenter, Virtual SMP, Resource Pools and other packages for backup and HA functions.

With the fresh point releases, customers can use VMotion to upgrade ESX Server 2.x hosts and storage to ESX Server 3.0.1.

VMware has also brought support for AMD's latest Rev F processors and Intel's Xeon 7100 chips. The EqualLogic PS300 and NetApp FAS3000 iSCSI boxes are supported now as well.

Lastly, VMware has released a beta of Version 3 of its Converter software. This package lets customers perform Physical-to-Virtual and Virtual-to-Virtual operations. The product should be finalized in the next six months. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Seagate brings out 6TB HDD, did not need NO STEENKIN' SHINGLES
Or helium filling either, according to reports
European Court of Justice rips up Data Retention Directive
Rules 'interfering' measure to be 'invalid'
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Cisco reps flog Whiptail's Invicta arrays against EMC and Pure
Storage reseller report reveals who's selling what
Bored with trading oil and gold? Why not flog some CLOUD servers?
Chicago Mercantile Exchange plans cloud spot exchange
Just what could be inside Dropbox's new 'Home For Life'?
Biz apps, messaging, photos, email, more storage – sorry, did you think there would be cake?
IT bods: How long does it take YOU to train up on new tech?
I'll leave my arrays to do the hard work, if you don't mind
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.