Is there an open source alternative to Vmware vSphere Server? Like a Ubuntu or similar Distro with virtualization hosting built in?view story

http://askubuntu.com – I am looking at turning my old Dell 2650 and 2950 servers into Vmware vSphere Servers, however vSphere is very very expensive. Is there an open source alternative that provides the same performance as vSphere in a Ubuntu or Debian distro? I dont actually mean "Virtual box" or "Vmware player" but rather a server hypervisor that is easy to set up and host virtual machines on my network? (HowTos)

Is it necesary to purchase two Datacenter licences if your virtualization infrastructure includes two physical servers? [closed]view story

http://serverfault.com – Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? We are looking to set up a virtualization environment. As I assume is standard this will include more than one physical server to run the virtual machines. As I also think is standard (I could be wrong, please correct me if I'm wrong) the servers will be in a master/failover type arrangement. (HowTos)

VMware vs Microsoft Hyper-V: Is Red Hat In the Game?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Amid the virtualization war between VMware (NYSE: VMW) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), The VAR Guy continues to wonder: Can Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, based on the KVM open source platform, battle its way into a leadership position? (IT news)

CloudBolt Adds Cloud-based IT Management to Nicira Platformview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – CloudBolt Software, a startup specializing in cloud-based IT management software, has integrated the latest version of its flagship CloudBolt Command and Control (C2) solution with VMware’s (NYSE: VMW) Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP). (IT news)

Eaton Upgrades Power Management Software for VMwareview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Eaton Software, a specialist in power management solutions, has upgraded its Intelligent Power Manager software to include compatibility with VMware’s (NYSE: VMW) vSphere 5.1 virtualization platform. (IT news)

Red Hat Partner Conference North America: 8 Trends to Watchview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – At Red Hat Partner Conference North America (Jan. 14-16, San Diego), watch for CEO Jim Whitehurst and Channel Chief Roger Egan to describe how the company’s growing portfolio of software (Linux, storage, virtualization, middleware and hybrid cloud management) empowers channel partners. The big question: Are partners ready to diversify into all those new areas with Red Hat (NYSE: RHT)? (IT news)

VirtualBox 4.2.6 released and ubuntu installation instructions includedview story

http://www.ubuntugeek.com – VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. (HowTos)

How to upload own OS ISO on Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform?view story

http://serverfault.com – I want to install Custom Linux Distro like Mint/Backtrack/many more. I am unable to find any option that does it. I am looking forward for Easy and Detailed guide on this matter. Assuming i don't know much about Hyper V or any type of virtualization. (HowTos)

SafeNet Names Former BMC Exec to Fill CEO Slotview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Data security vendor SafeNet has found a new president and chief executive in Dave Hansen, a former vice president and general manager at BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC), to replace Chris Fedde, a past company president and chief operating officer who stepped into the top spot in June, 2011 after Mark Floyd departed. Hansen, an information security and cloud veteran, will become a member of SafeNet’s b (IT news)

VMWare/VirtualBox vCPUview story

http://serverfault.com – If I install VMWare workstation or VirtualBox, it uses my REAL hardware. I know that there is a virtualization platform that can create vCPU (virtual CPU). I can tell the vCPU how much ghz to use from each of my cores. Do you know if this is possible using VMWare/VirtualBox ? Or do I have to install a server version of any product ? Open Source is always preffered :-) Thanks ! (HowTos)