Updating esx 3i
ESX 3i's implified management ESX 3i may be the first product of VMware's to include its simplified management model, but the features that simplify its management are not exclusive to 3i.The CIM model, as well as remote command line tools and the SDK, should be able to work with ESX 3.5 as well; that is if VMware adds that functionality to 3.5.You would be running it in a redundant array of inexpensive disks -- RAID -- configuration anyway, as in RAID 1 with a hot spare. The VMs are living on shared storage off on a storage area network (SAN) somewhere.
VMware has created an artificial competitive edge with ESX 3i and even labeled these advantages "leverages" on their own product website. The plug-and-play functionality of 3i is as artificial as its simplified management.Security and VMware 3i VMware says that 3i is more secure than VMware ESX 3.x for two reasons: With regards to the smaller code footprint: so what? VMware ESX 3i does, in fact, have a console; it is just hidden.While, yes, there is the axiom that every several hundred lines of codes potentially introduces a new bug, would VMware attempt to claim that one of their competitors' products is more secure by virtue of having a smaller code base? 3i uses a single binary has its console, the product of the Busy Box project.Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.
Virtualization is already confusing enough for a lot of people, and for the makers of the easiest, enterprise virtualization solution on the market to contribute to that confusion is sad. I want virtualization to continue to march forward as the building block of tomorrow's data center.