Virtual Lab Management Across XenServer, VMware and Hyper-V — Reading Recommendations

Over the past several months (since May, 2008 in particular), I have been blogging about the use and impact of virtualization in software engineering; and virtual lab automation in particular. Thank you all for reading and your interest in starsthis blog. From all at VMLogix, our best wishes to you for a very happy and prosperous 2009! As we enter the new year, I wanted to share with you the some summary information from the blog.

Top posts of 2008

This blog has had ~13,000 views and has 93 published posts to date. The top 5 posts (based on views) on this blog have been:

  1. Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESX Server Impact on Virtual Lab Automation (1096 views)
  2. Management tools available for Hyper-V (568 views)
  3. Test environment network configurations made easy with Virtual Lab Automation (448 views)
  4. Importance of Linked Clones in Virtual Lab Management (358 views)
  5. IBM Rational Quality Manager/RTLM Demos (215 views)

I also spent some time going through the posts and pulling together a set of reading recommendations if you are new to virtual lab automation and the technology. Here is the list, I hope you find it as a useful index into the blog:

Key reading recommendations/posts if you are getting started with Virtual Lab Management
(Regardless of your hypervisor choice — across XenServer, VMware or Hyper-V)

About Virtual Lab Automation as a Technology

How VLA would fit in your ecosystem (other products, many lab users etc.)

Virtual Lab Management Technology Benefits

In 2009, we will continue to maintain this blog focus on the management and use of virtualization in various aspects of software engineering. We do look forward to staying engaged with you.

Once again, best wishes for a great 2009!

– Srihari Palangala

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