VMLogix LabManager 3.8

August 27, 2009

VMLogix has announced the general availability of LabManager version 3.8. Read the full press release here.

The new features of VMLogix LabManager 3.8 include:

  • Support for VMware vCenter Server 4.0 and VMware vSphere: integrating with VMware vCenter Server 4.0, LabManager supports a lab with VMware vSphere or VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 hypervisors on the virtual hosts. The support for vCenter Server in LabManager allows administrators to benefit from platform management capabilities such as vMotion, DRS, HA and resource pools.
  • Updated support for Microsoft Hyper-V (Windows Server 2008 R2): extending platform support functionality, taking advantage of Hyper-V R2’s new shared cluster capability.
  • Network policies in configurations: allowing users to set custom firewall rules on the soft router in a configuration that allows virtual machines from within a LabManager configuration to connect to external IP addresses, outbound and inbound.
  • IP zones across multiple hosts: enabling IP-zoned LabManager configurations to be deployed across multiple virtual hosts.
VMLogix LabManager 3.8

VMLogix LabManager 3.8

Find out further details here and download the product brochure here.

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Amazon Enables Bursting to the Public Cloud

August 26, 2009

Adopting 100% public or 100% private cloud infrastructures are two ends of a spectrum as you look at your infrastructure investments. There are considerations to bear in mind as you evaluate either option, this picture puts some of the considerations in perspective.

Private, Hybrid and Public Clouds - Cloud Bursting

Private, Hybrid and Public Clouds - Cloud Bursting

Often times the best approach is a ‘hybrid one’ – where you tap your existing on-premise infrastructure for steady state demand and burst to the cloud when necessary. Amazon has launched a limited beta of the Virtual Private Cloud that aligns with what’s described in “B” above.

At VMLogix we’re excited to be supporting a public cloud such as Amazon that is rapidly innovating in this space. We will be aggressively looking at leveraging these capabilities in our LabManager-Cloud Edition which already fully supports the public Amazon cloud.

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A Paper on Secure Teaching Lab Environments

August 25, 2009

Prof. Harry Bulbrook from Durham Technical Community College has written a paper titled “Using Virtual Machines to provide a secure Teaching Lab environment”. It is an interesting article and covers the challenges of teaching labs for a computer security class and how virtual machines help significantly.

If you’re considering using virtual machines in your University labs, then join our many Education customers who have benefited from our VMLogix virtual lab management solution offered at no-cost to Universities and Education Institutes.

Read the paper here:

Using virtual machines to provide a secure teaching lab environment

Using virtual machines to provide a secure teaching lab environment

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VMworld 2009

August 17, 2009

Are you going to be at VMworld this year? If so, we’d love to meet you there! Look us up at booth #2327. You can take a look at the live demonstration of our LabManager and LabManager-Cloud Edition products and meet some of our technical staff in person for a deep dive.

Have a great show!

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