I deployed my original ESXi 6.0 home lab server back in 2015, and although I’ve been putting off upgrading the hardware, ESXi 6.7 was released in April 2018 and I’ve finally gotten around to upgrading ESXi. I’m a Microsoft guy by trade, but wanted to build some experience around VMware… Read More »Upgrading my home lab from ESXi 6.0 to ESXi 6.7
Since the release of Parallels 5 I have been a huge fan. Previous to that, I really liked VMware Fusion as the product was much more mature and seemed more stable. I really had no means to measure performance other than to gauge it by my perception over regular use.… Read More »Windows Experience Index – Parallels vs. Fusion: How Do They Stack Up?
It’s a bitter battle between the two – which provides the best feature set while maintaining optimal performance? I’ve tried both, been back and forth, and can’t quite decide for myself. Have you tried either or both? Which do you prefer and why?
On June 10, Microsoft Press published the new “Windows 2008 Hyper-V Resource Kit” by Robert Larson and Janique Carbone. For the past year, Shane Burton a fellow Microsoft Product Specialist here at Compellent, and myself have been working with Robert and Janique on this project and providing content, particularly “Notes… Read More »Windows 2008 Hyper-V Resource Kit Now Available
A couple of weeks ago I posted a story about virtualized performance where I did a comparison between VMware Fusion and Sun’s VirtualBox. I wanted to update that story to include some details on Windows performance when Parallels is added to the mix. Interestingly enough, Parallels really isn’t that much… Read More »Virtualized Performance Part 2: Parallels