Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 12:38:59 -0800
From:"The VMware Team" <VMware@vmware.rsc02.com>
Subject: VMware News, Issue No. 41, 2005
To:nwclugadmin@harpercollege.edu
~ VMware News, Issue No. 41~

CONTENTS:
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1. Release of VMware Player 

2. VMware Workstation 5.5 

3. Performance Tip 

4. Trade Shows/Events 

5. VMware Launches VMTN Blog 

6. Customer Snapshot 

7. VMworld Conference Proceedings 

8. New Remote Support Tool 
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1|VMWARE ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF VMWARE PLAYER

  Experience the Power of Virtual Machines for Free

  VMware Player allows you to easily and safely run, share and evaluate 
  pre-built applications and beta software within virtual machines. 
This 
  free player runs any virtual machine on a Windows or Linux PC. 

  Learn more.
  
http://vmware.rsc02.net/servlet/cc5?NuOpQYTRQCVgOJtmnHKupgxoHjiLjJhttLnLQLKmV2VR
 

  Try VMware Player now.
  
http://vmware.rsc02.net/servlet/cc5?NuOpQYTRQCVgOJtmnHKupgxoHjiLjJhttLnLQLKmV2VS
 

  Test run a free virtual machine. Download the Browser Appliance.
  
http://vmware.rsc02.net/servlet/cc5?NuOpQYTRQCVgOJtmnHKupgxoHjiLjJhttLnLQLKmV2VT
 

  The Browser Appliance allows you to securely browse the Web inside a 
  virtual machine, protecting your PC against adware, spyware and 
  viruses while safeguarding your personal information. 

  Visit the VMware Technology Network Virtual Machine Center
  to try out other free, pre-configured virtual machines.  
  
http://vmware.rsc02.net/servlet/cc5?NuOpQYTRQCVgOJtmnHKupgxoHjiLjJhttLnLQLKmV2VU
 

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2|VMWARE WORKSTATION 5.5 NOW AVAILABLE

  VMware is proud to announce an update to our award-winning VMware 
  Workstation product. We have added powerful new functionality and 
  support to this release, including: 
     . Support for 64-bit guest operating systems 
     . Experimental support for 2 way Virtual SMP 
     . Ability to open and convert Microsoft virtual machines or 
       Symantec LiveState Recovery 9 images 
     . Wireless networking capabilities for Linux hosts 
     . Enhanced autodetect to configure additional devices for 
       virtual machines
     . Includes VMware Player 

  And now that VMware Player is available, you can easily create and 
  send virtual machines to colleagues, partners, customers and clients 
  who do not own VMware products. Read more.
  
http://vmware.rsc02.net/servlet/cc5?NuOpQYTRQCVgOJtmnHKupgxoHjiLjJhttLnLQLKmV2VW
 

 >Note: Existing VMware Workstation 5.0 customers can upgrade to 
  Workstation 5.5 at no charge. Simply download the binaries to 
  start using Workstation 5.5 immediately.
  
http://vmware.rsc02.net/servlet/cc5?NuOpQYTRQCVgOJtmnHKupgxoHjiLjJhttLnLQLKmV2VY
 

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3|PERFORMANCE TIP

  Understanding the Architecture 

  To get optimal virtualization performance, you need a clear 
  understanding of the underlying architecture that supports 
  applications running in virtual machines. 

  A new whitepaper, "Virtualization: Architectural Considerations 
  and Other Evaluation Criteria"
  
http://vmware.rsc02.net/servlet/cc5?NuOpQYTRQCVgOJtmnHKupgxoHjiLjJhttLnLQLKmV2VA
 
  describes the operation of virtualization designs and examines 
  various implementation, deployment and performance considerations. 

  Download White Paper.
  
http://vmware.rsc02.net/servlet/cc5?NuOpQYTRQCVgOJtmnHKupgxoHjiLjJhttLnLQLKmV2VB
 

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4|TRADE SHOWS & EVENTS 

  Talk to VMware representatives, see live demos, and hear the latest 
  about virtualization software. Visit VMware at the following trade 
  shows and events: 

     . Lotusphere 
       Jan 22-26, 2006 
       Orlando, FL
       
http://vmware.rsc02.net/servlet/cc5?NuOpQYTRQCVgOJtmnHKupgxoHjiLjJhttLnLQLKmV2VC
 

     . IBM STGU
       Jan 23-26, 2005 
       Las Vegas, NV 
       
http://vmware.rsc02.net/servlet/cc5?NuOpQYTRQCVgOJtmnHKupgxoHjiLjJhttLnLQLKmV2VD
 

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5|VMWARE LAUNCHES VMTN BLOG

  The new VMTN Blog highlights the personal blogs of some of VMware's 
  engineering staff as well as the leading virtualization Web sites. 
Get 
  up close and personal insight into VMware and virtualization 
  technology, check out VMTN Blog today. 
  
http://vmware.rsc02.net/servlet/cc5?NuOpQYTRQCVgOJtmnHKupgxoHjiLjJhttLnLQLKmV2VSR
 

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6|CUSTOMER SNAPSHOT 

  Virtualization Assessment in Action 

  ~ Challenge ~

  Mechanics Bank needed a thorough IT infrastructure assessment to 
  develop the best strategy for consolidating its test environment and 
  achieving an effective disaster recovery strategy. 

  ~ Results ~

  . Used Capacity Planner to gather critical performance and usage 
metrics 
    of more than 100 servers. 

  . Identified a disaster recovery strategy that would utilize the 
    current SAN Concluded a test and development solution could be 
    built without buying 100 new servers. 

       "[The Virtualization Assessment] was like a 
        health check; it showed us where we are, where
        we want to be and how to get there."
                              -- Richard Lewis 
                                 Vice President of IT 
                                 Mechanics Bank 

  Read More 
  
http://vmware.rsc02.net/servlet/cc5?NuOpQYTRQCVgOJtmnHKupgxoHjiLjJhttLnLQLKmV2VSS
 

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7|DOWNLOAD VMWORLD CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  View presentations...
  
http://vmware.rsc02.net/servlet/cc5?NuOpQYTRQCVgOJtmnHKupgxoHjiLjJhttLnLQLKmV2VST


  ...and audio recordings...
  
http://vmware.rsc02.net/servlet/cc5?NuOpQYTRQCVgOJtmnHKupgxoHjiLjJhttLnLQLKmV2VSU


  ...from VMware's second annual VMworld 2005 conference.
  Get a taste of what over 3,500 people experienced live at the show. 
  Published materials come from hands-on labs, in-depth technical 
  sessions, and sessions with vendors and other customers sharing
  real-world virtualization experiences. 
  
  Download proceedings.
  
http://vmware.rsc02.net/servlet/cc5?NuOpQYTRQCVgOJtmnHKupgxoHjiLjJhttLnLQLKmV2VSW
 

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8|NEW REMOTE SUPPORT TOOL

  With VMware Remote Support, customers can share their desktop or 
  application online with a tech support engineer, use Web chat, and 
  dynamically receive files or patches, as needed. 

  The next time you submit a support request, ask one of our technical 
  support engineers to assist you through Remote Support at no 
  additional cost. 

  Learn More.
  
http://vmware.rsc02.net/servlet/cc5?NuOpQYTRQCVgOJtmnHKupgxoHjiLjJhttLnLQLKmV2VSY
 

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