VMware Server 2.0 Beta

seit kurzem gibt es die erste beta des vmware servers in der version 2.0 – folgende features sind neu:

– Web-based management interface: A new Web-based user interface provides a simple, flexible, intuitive and productive way for you to manage your virtual machines.

– Expanded operating system support: VMware Server now supports Windows Vista Business Edition and Ultimate Edition (guest only), Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn Server Beta 3), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Ubuntu 7.1, among others.

– Greater scalability: Take full advantage of high-end hardware with support for up to 8GB of RAM per virtual machine, up to two virtual SMP (vSMP) processors and up to 64 virtual machines per host.

– 64-bit guest operating system support: Run high-performance operating systems in virtual machines with support for Intel EM64T VT-enabled processors and AMD64 processors with segmentation support.

– Support for VIX API 1.2: This feature provides a programming interface for automating virtual machine and guest operations.

– Support for Virtual Machine Interface (VMI): This feature enables transparent paravirtualization, in which a single binary version of the operating system can run either on native hardware or in paravirtualized mode.

– Support for USB 2.0 devices: Transfer data at faster data rates from USB 2.0 devices.

2 thoughts on “VMware Server 2.0 Beta

  1. WHY WEB-BASED ???? WHY????

    – The installation is 300MB, 3 times larger than VMware Server 1

    – Speed in configuration UI is 10 times slower: feels like browsing a really *slow* web site

    – Interface really UGLY: you can’t even move dialog boxes, look & feel 10 years back (try it to believe it…)

    – Even the dialog box to select my DVD-ROM image is so terrible, I can’t change to drive D: !!!!

    – Depends on a functional browser, functional plug-ins, and functional TomCat: why increase the probability for something to go wrong???

    I’ve been religiously attached to VMware for years, first software to install on any new computer, advertising it to friends, university colleagues, etc. Now I’m disappointed big time.

    VMware is not a little tiny applet to make a blog fancy, neither a quick & cool service (e.g., YouTube) whose success lies on uniform browser-based access. It’s usually *THE* main application on computers it’s running… or one of the few *main* ones!!

    Can’t believe they go all that way to restrict it in a browser!!
    Can’t believe VMware made that mistake!!

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