VM Junkie

October 27, 2009

No PowerShell 2.0 for Windows XP x64?! Not so fast…

Filed under: Uncategorized — ermac318 @ 8:59 pm

So for everyone who’s gone out and grabbed the final bits for PowerShell 2.0, you may have found one still-supported Microsoft operating system conspicuously absent. That would be the x64 Edition of Windows XP. Yes, it was never a really well supported OS, since it had the awkward position of being half Server 2003, half Windows XP. But the good news is, because of these common roots with Windows Server 2003 x64 (for example, they share a service pack) there is a way to get PowerShell 2.0 on XP-64. Just download the Server 2003 x64 version and it installs just fine – I confirmed this on my home machine (which has been happily running XP64 for the last 2+ years).

Of course, with Windows 7 64-bit out now, the days are numbered for my home machine’s Windows install…

October 16, 2009

SRM4.0 not supported on Windows Server 2008 64-bit

Filed under: Uncategorized — ermac318 @ 2:27 pm

So this has already bitten me in the ass and I just wanted to warn anyone else with test or lab environments who runs into trouble.

According to the SRM Compatibility Matrix, you cannot install SRM Server on 64-bit Windows Server 2008. Considering this is generally the recommended platform for vCenter installs, it means anyone trying to co-habitate the SRM server with vCenter is out of luck.

October 14, 2009

Why PCoIP rocks

Filed under: Uncategorized — ermac318 @ 2:48 pm

Haven’t had a lot to say recently, but I definitely wanted to call this out:

There’s a great blog article by Scott Davis over at the View-Point blog talking about why PCoIP is so awesome compared to its competition. This is information that partners have had for a while and is what has had me so excited for PCoIP. It’s something that screenshots and benchmarks really don’t do justice to.

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