In Las Vegas, virtualization software maker says hypervisor update enables users to change RAM allocated to virtual machines sans reboot, configure them with up to eight virtual CPUs.
A new partnership aims to help software companies develop Suse Linux Enterprise-based virtual appliances that are tailored to VMware's ESX platform.
The security and virtualization vendors will provide support for mutual customers using VMware ESX and Veritas Cluster Server.
The question of whether VMware ESX Server violates the terms of the GPL has again raised its head.
Customers who turned off virtual machines running VMware ESX 3.5 Update 2 were unable to turn them back on due to a licensing flaw. But the company has posted a patch.
The original version of this story misidentified one of partners using VMware ESX Server 3i.
ESX Server 3.0 beta due to go to 2,700 testers, but final product likely to arrive months later than expected.
Beta tests begin on ESX Server 3 and VirtualCenter 2, two products aiming to advance the virtualization trend.
Big Blue will bundle a six-month evaluation version of VMware's ESX Server product and other software with its blade servers.
Ingram Micro, the largest distributor of computing products to retailers, computer makers and other businesses, has signed a deal to include VMware's software in its portfolio, the companies will announce Tuesday. VMware makes software that lets servers or workstations run several operating systems simultaneously, a feature useful for quickly testing software on different systems or separating one server task from another. Ingram Micro will distribute VMware's Workstation and GSX Server products, both of which run on top of a host operating system. The higher-performance and more expensive ESX server, which VMware sells directly to customers, doesn't use a host operating system.