VMWare Server 2.0 Release Candidate 1

 i thought it was the right time to jump into the vmware Server 2.0 RC1 version after running Vmware server 1.x for quiet some time now,. And i must say, it’s a real new product (if you’ve never worked with vmware esx), but it works really nice.

Here are some of the new features:

  • Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS):  Properly backup the state of the Windows virtual machines when using the snapshot feature to maintain data integrity of the applications running inside the virtual machine.
  • Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI): Support for fast and efficient communication between a virtual machine and the host operating system and between two or more virtual machines on the same host.
  • Support for SCSI pass-through (generic) devices: Allows for SCSI devices such as tape backup devices to be connected to virtual machines.
  • Expand disk capacity on the fly: Allows for adding new SCSI hard disks and controllers to a running virtual machine.
  • Firefox 3 as a supported browser for the management interface.
  • Remote Client Devices: Access devices such as CD-ROMs that are not physically connected to the host via VMware Remote Console.

Link to the official overview and download site here.

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