Archive for November, 2008

VMware Fusion 50% off is live now, expires 12/1 11:59pm

November 30th, 2008

I’ve just been informed that the VMware Fusion CyberMondayDeal has gone live and will be available through 12/1 11:59pm Pacific Time.  Get 50% off VMware Fusion 2.0 and pay only $39.99 (instead of $79.99).

Click here and save a bundle on VMware Fusion.

Hyper9 beta invitations still available

November 30th, 2008

Hyper9 feels the pain of the virtual administration world, and is building a product that will change the way things are done forever. Currently in beta testing, the new Hyper9 product addresses all of the challenges above and then some, and is receiving rave reviews from those who have already put it to work. In short, those who’ve seen it agree – Hyper9 is about to rock the world of virtualization administration.”

I still have a few Hyper9 beta invitations left. These invitations are available on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in joining the beta program, please contact me.

There are a few guidelines and requirements to becoming full members of the Beta experience, and I hope you are able to meet these.

Beta Participant Minimum Environment Requirements

  • VMwareä ESX 3.0+
  • (1) VMware VirtualCenter Instance
  • (2) VMware ESX Host Servers

· (20) Virtual Machines

Additional Requirements

  • If selected, you must download and install the software within five (5) days of receiving the beta software. Can you do this?
  • When you have completed the installation process of Hyper9’s software, we ask that you notify us that this action has been completed. Can you do this?
  • Users from competitor companies are not eligible for participation.
  • Users will have to provide Hyper9 with their company’s name and Web site information.
  • Users will have to provide Hyper9 with their company email address for verification.

November 29th, 2008

The blog picked up its first sponsor, – The Global Virtualization and Cloud Computing Job Board. is a leading source of virtualization networking for job seekers, contractors, consultants, hiring managers, and recruiters.  Their banner can be seen on the right side of the page.  Please visit them when you have a moment and see what they have to offer.  I’d like to to thank for helping out with the cost of running the site.

VMware Fusion 50% off on Monday only

November 29th, 2008

If you’ve been struggling with last minute gift ideas for that “special” Mac user in your life (and I really do mean special), here is something that may interest you. The VMware e-store will be selling VMware Fusion at 50% off on Monday.

Source: @vmwarefusion on Twitter

Update: The promotion has gone live and is available until 12/1 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27th, 2008

For those that celebrate, I wish you a happy Thanksgiving. Travel safely. For the first time in ten or more years, I’m not working the Friday after Thanksgiving. I’ll be relaxing at home on Friday, probably rebuilding my gaming PC. Saturday I’ll be network gaming all day at a buddy’s house (the Team Fortress 2 dedicated server naturally runs inside a VMware VM, what else would you expect from me). Sunday night I’ll be with the Minnesota Vikings as we host Sunday Night Football against the Chicago Bears.

And before anyone becomes gravely concerned about my developing blogging habits, I’m not blogging at 6am Thanksgiving morning. I’m leveraging the WordPress scheduled posting function. It’s actually Tuesday evening right now and I’m on the bus ride home. With any luck, I’m fast asleep when this post goes live.

Reminder: No VMware Communities Roundtable podcast today

November 26th, 2008

No podcast today. I think this is the first Wednesday we’re going to miss since John Troyer of VMware started this initiative around last May. Kudos to John for doing such a fantastic job with the podcasts in addition to everything else we throw at him!

We pick back up next week 12/3/08 3pm EST/2pm CST/12pm PST. Here’s the Talkshoe link to listen in.

Also don’t forget these podcasts are now on iTunes so you can download all of the shows to your favorite iDevice and catch up on past episodes.

WordPress Easter Egg

November 26th, 2008

I’ve always enjoyed Easter Eggs.  It’s too bad they don’t seem as popular today as they once were years ago.  I don’t really see new ones any more.  I discovered one today though.  Not on my own, but by reading about it on another blog.  WordPress Easter Egg – The Matrix style.  Check it out!