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VMware at a glance: a new VKernel tool and another VMware acquisition

This week's VMware news roundup includes a new VKernel analysis tool and another VMware acquisition.

This week's VMware at-a-glance news and analysis roundup includes a new VKernel analysis tool and another VMware...


New VKernel tool manages VMware capacity for free: News in brief
Capacity View, a free analysis tool for VMware environments, was just released for VKernel. Capacity View plugs into ESX, vCenter Server, VM Stats or Optimization Pack, and compiles statistics on virtual machines, hosts, data stores, clusters and resource pools. For more information on the new VKernel analysis tool, check out this story.

VMware brings Ionix management technologies aboard
Lately, VMware has been acquiring businesses and technologies to expand beyond the virtualization market. Their $200 million acquisition of Ionix from EMC Corp., however, was made to strengthen vCenter Server. Find out how VMware plans to bolster vSphere's centralized management tool in this article.

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