VMware users and partners are irked by recent changes to VMware's PowerCLI scripting tool that break scripts written in earlier versions. Adding insult to injury, VMware did not give them adequate notice of the changes before they were released to the market, they say.
PowerCLI is a scripting tool for managing vSphere environments that integrates with Windows PowerShell, a commonly used interface for automating repetitive functions. Some users work with PowerCLI via third-party tools that expose both PowerCLI and PowerShell through a graphical user interface (GUI).
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Citrix Systems has developed a new caching feature that may ultimately address nagging I/O challenges for server workloads.
Designed for virtual desktop infrastructure, Citrix Systems' Inc.'s IntelliCache can reduce I/O over the storage network between servers hosting virtual desktop and a back-end network-attached storage (NAS) array where system images are stored. It works somewhat like wide area network optimization technology by deduplicating and caching redundant bits and is deployed as part of the hypervisor. But the feature needs further development before it's ready for prime time in More...
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SAN FRANCISCO – At VMworld 2007, the winners of the Best of VMworld Awards were chosen by a panel of experts and editors from TechTarget Inc.'s SearchServerVirtualization.com... More...
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VMware Inc.'s new embedded ESX Server 3i has its benefits in terms of reliability and security, but it may also present some problems for existing VMware shops, experts say. That's... More...
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