Some new technical whitepapers this past week. Here’s a listing and their breakdown:
- Managing Custom ESXi Extensions – A short paper on tips on how to add or remove or troubleshoot customer ESXi Extensions. These can be things like VMKernel module, driver, or Common Interface Module (CIM) Providers.
- DMZ Virtualization Using VMware vSphere 4 and the Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Switch – The title indicates this Paper is for a DMZ deployment but in reality this is a very good overall paper on many of the capabilities of the Nexus 1000v Software switch from Cisco. If you are thinking about the 1000v, definately take a read thru this.
- Software and Hardware Techniques for x86 Virtualization – This is an outstanding history lesson about how virtualization has evolved from the early days to today. It’s very technical in nature describing Binary Translation to Paravirtualization and hardware extensions. These are things we, as VMware engineers, have known for a long time. This gives our technical customers and partners a better understanding of many of the concepts around virtualization and where they come from.