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Score with Virtualization

February 24, 2009

We just got back from the Citrix virtualization seminar in Washington D.C. The seminar was very informative with live demos of their products. They pretty much covered all their virtualization products and how they work together: XenApp (application virtualization), XenDesktop (desktop virtualization), and XenServer (server virtualization). They also had three of their customers come in to share their experiences with Citrix virtualization technologies.

Now for the free stuff. Attendees received a small bag (man purse?), …

Citrix Virtualization Event

February 16, 2009

Our team is attending this event next week in Washington D.C. Click here to register. It’s free!

Score with Virtualization

Date: 2/24/2009
Time: 9:00 am EDT – 3:00 pm EDT
555 12th St NW
Washington, DC
Hosted by: Citrix Systems Inc.
Venue: ESPN Zone


9:00am Registration, breakfast and partner networking
9:30am Opening remarks
10:00am Virtualization Today
10:30am Dynamic Demos
12:30pm Lunch with roundtable discussions
1:30pm Customer panel with moderator intro and Q&A
2:30pm …

How to change from ACPI Multiprocessor HAL back to ACPI Uniprocessor HAL in Windows 2003

January 9, 2009
Warning: Changing the number of virtual processors after the guest OS is installed may make your virtual machine unstable.

You’ve probably seen this message before while working with VMware, especially if you’ve done physical to virtual migrations.

As a best practice, it is recommended to always start with only 1 vCPU when creating virtual machines and only increase the number of vCPUs if you think it’s necessary and if the virtual machine is actually running …

VMware ESXi: Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer (Windows XP)

October 23, 2008

Error Message:

Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.

If you get this error when installing Windows XP in VMware ESXi, simply do the following:

  1. Download this floppy image which contains the VMware SCSI drivers: vmscsi-1204.flp
  2. Upload the floppy image to the datastore using the VI Client.
  3. Edit the virtual machine settings and select Floppy Drive 1, then choose the option on the right to “Use existing floppy …

Converting Physical Citrix Server to VMware Using VMware Converter

September 14, 2008

We converted one of our physical Citrix servers yesterday to VMware ESXi also and it went smoothly as well. No issues so far, so if you’re thinking of doing the same thing I can confirm that it works.

We also use RSA SecurID for authentication and it still works after the conversion with no changes made to the RSA Authentication Manager or RSA ACE Agent (using the same IP address after the conversion of course). …