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VMware Server 2.0 Reaches Release Candidate 1 Stage

VMware's free server virtualization platform (the old GSX Server product back in the day for you old timers) is getting close to a final release of its new 2.0 version as it now reaches release candidate 1 stage.

New features added in this release include:

  • 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

Find out more information or download the product.

Published Wednesday, July 02, 2008 9:50 PM by David Marshall
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