Modern Middle Manager
Primarily my musings on the practical application of technology and management principles at a financial services company.
It's Tuesday Again???

Tuesday, May 24, 2005  

I'm completely baffled by the speed at which time passes. Especially as of late.

Well, today's technology will be Platespin's PowerP2V software application. This is a tool that is great if you want to virtualize your data center (P2V -> physical to virtual). Our data center is about 90% virtualized with VMWare's ESX server, so why would we need this tool? Because sometimes you need to grow your virtual servers, and this does a great job of resizing those virtual hard drives without screwing around with partitioning software in a VM. Was 10GB too small for your VM? Too bad unless you have a tool like this. It paid for itself in headache and hassle after about 8 resizings. It works great with Windows guest operating systems and supports Linux, but only one flavor -- Red Hat. Too bad for us because we're a Debian shop. That's about the only knock I have against the product. I requested that they pursue Debian support, although I suspect it didn't make it very high on their list of product requirements. Aside from that, it is a good, solid product. At least for Windows P2V conversions.

posted by Henry Jenkins | 5/24/2005 06:55:00 PM

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