My Virtual Workspace

Most production environments today are running in some form of private (or public) cloud.  With hardware performance and capacity increasing and costs decreasing it’s hard to argue that virtualized servers make sense.  But why stop at servers? Why not virtualize your development environment?  This is a question I posed about two years ago.  I challenged myself Read more about My Virtual Workspace[…]

My Virtual Workspace – VM Setup

The VM setup There’s not much I can say for the setup and management of virtual machines in each of the respective hypervisor suites that hasn’t been said better bu the manufacturer or the vastness of the web.  I will, however, offer a few potentially time saving tips from my experiences. Virtual Drives Use VHD Read more about My Virtual Workspace – VM Setup[…]

My Virtual Workspace – Hypervisor Software

Hypervisor Software “A hypervisor or virtual machine monitor (VMM) is a piece of computer software, firmware or hardware that creates and runs virtual machines.” ~ “Hypervisor” on Wikipedia Now that you have capable hardware, the next step is selecting your hypervisor software.  Until recently, this has been a pretty thin market with only a couple of very targeted options.  Now, Read more about My Virtual Workspace – Hypervisor Software[…]

My Virtual Workspace – Hardware

Hardware Requirements The first step in virtualizing your development environment is making sure your hardware can handle what you’re about to throw at it.  Plan before you make this leap.  Doing it right can make you much more productive.  Doing it wrong can end up with reinstalling corrupt operating systems and possibly losing valuable data. Read more about My Virtual Workspace – Hardware[…]