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ECLUG Meeting for April

Added on by Ray Insalaco.
Tonight was our April meeting. The first of the hour was spent discussing Apple and some of the exiting things that they are working on. I personally do not work with any Apple computers, but it was still pretty good to hear were they are going and talk about how it could effect the IT industry. It did not hurt that Apple had just released details about Boot Camp earlier today.

NFA has been using VMWare ESX to consolidate there servers for the last couple of years, so we spent time looking at what they are doing. I have looked at using ESX at work to consolidate some servers myself. That made this all the more interesting, getting to actually see ESX in action. They are running 14 virtual machines spread over 2 actual servers. I have read about the resource usage and how it works, but it was more impressive seeing running.

The next meeting we have someone giving a demo of XEN, and if time permits we will setup a box with XEN and add a virtual machine. We have not had a hands on meeting for some time so that should be fun.

For anyone interested the ECLUG, Eastern Connecticut Linux User Group, meets the first Wednesday of each month in Norwich, CT at NFA.