VMware Beaconing

I just read Beaconing Demystified: Using Beaconing to Detect Link Failures, and I have to say I am still confused. Why do this? With 3 or more uplinks in a team, we can pin point failures of a single uplink. With 2 uplinks in a team, we can detect downstream link failure, but we don’t […]

December 14, 2008 • Tags: , , • Posted in: Technology, VMware • No Comments

Benefits of Virtualization

I’ll admit it. I was skeptical about the virtualization hype. I am not a big fan of adding overhead with no point- X on a server machine for example. The products I had played with were early on- Xen, Qemu, and other ones like that. They, frankly, sucked. About half a year ago, though, I […]

December 6, 2008 • Tags: , , , , • Posted in: Linux, VMware • 1 Comment

Fragmented efforts

Having had a friend at a party last night tell me about some new Linux distro he was playing with, I found myself wondering… Which inevitably led to wandering. Now I am pondering why, exactly, there need to be 326 linux distros out there.

November 22, 2008 • Tags: , , • Posted in: Linux, VMware • No Comments