July 3, 2009
Hey, what do you say we throw some actual content up here and see what happens...
The excellent virtualization blog RTFM Education has a post today talking about VMware ESXi. Specifically that as time continues, fewer and fewer features work with it.
The case in point started with the remote command line interface being changed to "read only", which doesn't make it much of an interface at all.
After that failed to correct itself, a 3rd party backup solution called Veeam was just asked to remove backup support for ESXi.
This is a disturbing trend, and as someone on the brink of making a decision, this weighs heavily. Citrix's Xenserver supports live motion (live transferring of a running virtual machine from one Xenserver to another without shutting it down) for free. What does VMware offer at this point except a future of heavy skepticism? Not much that I see.