Scott Drummonds on Virtualization

Running Apple OSX Lion on vSphere 5


In my last blog article I counted the ability to virtualize Apple’s new OSX Lion as one of the top 10 reasons for upgrading to VMware vSphere 5.  Aaron Hossain pointed out that an article I linked as support for this claim really suggested that virtualization on vSphere would not be supported by Apple.  Aaron’s question was interesting enough, and the answer complicated enough, that I want to include my reply in its own article.  Here is the scoop on OSX Lion on vSphere with new commentary not in my previous comment.

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Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to vSphere 5


I was recently re-watching the classic cultural assessment of our friends down under, Bart vs. Australia. Among the other completely accurate portrayals of our Aussie friends, you will see MPs slopping pigs, the Prime Minister drinking beer from an inner-tube on a lake, and of course The Boot. All of this got me thinking of the Melbourne stop in EMC’s five-city Pre-sales Conference Roadshow that finished a week ago. VMware partially sponsored this event and its fantastic SE and one of my good friends, Pete Marfatia, gave an electrifying presentation on the top 10 reasons to upgrade to vSphere 5.

In this entry I want to share with you VMware’s top 10 list that Pete presented with Tim Hartman. I have provided a PDF version of their presentation on my blog in case you want more detail. Feel free to contact me, your local VMware SE, or a vSpecialist if you want more information. Now, on to the top 10!

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