Virtualization Technology News and Information
RSS takes a look at VMware Workstation 6 Beta's Michel Roth takes a closer look at VMware's Workstation 6 Beta product.  The presentation is created using a Camtasia video screen capture as Michel explores and showed off some of the new features found in the beta product, such as:

Easy Upgrade or Downgrade of VMware Virtual Machines
A new Convert Hardware Version wizard steps you through the process of upgrading or downgrading virtual machines between Workstation versions 4, 5, and 6. The wizard helps you determine which virtual hardware version to use for various VMware products. You have the choice of either changing the version of the original virtual machine or creating a full clone.

Enhanced Import Functionality (Windows Hosts Only)
Included in this release is the Importer wizard from the VMware Converter product. Using the Importer wizard enables you to convert a virtual machine from one VMware virtual machine format to another, and convert virtual machines or system images from popular third-party vendors.

Run Virtual Machines in the Background
You can now leave virtual machines and teams running in the background when you exit Workstation. On the host, a system tray icon indicates how many virtual machines are running in the background. Click the icon to open a virtual machine.

Virtual Machines Can Act as VNC Servers
You can set a virtual machine to act as a VNC server without having to install any specialized VNC software in the guest.

Increased RAM Support
The previous limit of 4GB total RAM that could be used for all virtual machines combined has been removed. The amount of memory used by all virtual machines combined is now limited only by the amount of the host computer’s RAM and page file size. The maximum amount of memory that can be allocated per virtual machine has been raised from 3.6GB to 8GB.

Virtual Drive Mounting
By default now there's a User Interface for Mapping a Virtual Disk to a Drive Letter on the Windows Host

The video is about 6 minutes long.  You can check it out, here.

Published Sunday, January 07, 2007 12:22 PM by David Marshall
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