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Virtualization with Sun xVM Server – Interview and Demo

A few weeks ago I talked with Steve Wilson about the (then upcoming) Sun xVM Server, Sun’s hypervisor and virtualization management stack.


In the first part, Steve gives us an overview of xVM Server, talks about usage scenarios and getting started with xVM Server, and then how it fits in to Sun’s virtualization portfolio:


In the second part, Steve demo’s xVM Server, showing us the embedded web-based console, browsing libraries of virtual machines, creating a new guest, and looking at activity logs for auditing and other needs. Check out the interesting commentary towards the end about how much ATOM is used in the xVM world:

For even more detail, check out one of Steve’s recent posts on the Sun xVM Server early access program.

Disclosure: Sun is a client and sponsored these videos.

Categories: Enterprise Software, Open Source, RedMonkTV, Systems Management.

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  1. Very interesting Cote – nice to see Sun doing something cool with VirtualBox. The ATOM feed idea is so simple, yet really cool. You may want to also look at Qumranet as they’re doing very similar work using KVM.

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