It really does. I mean you can do almost everything with it. Its been a tremendous improvement from what the P2V used to be. I won't get into the details but you can do pretty much everything.
I did today:
ESX 3.0 machine to a VMware Server, WorkStation, VMplayer conversion and then I'm doing now a P2V.
I can say a lot about it but just go through these screen shots and decide for yourself. I always adored these folks and I think I'll continue to do so. Very cool product folks. My review on this product: AWWWsome!
They say a pictures speak volumes. So I'll post some pics here on my tour to the Uganda Technical College, Elgon. Here I am letting Jessica open up the Virtual Appliance OTRS and log on to the helpdesk system and filing a complaint! :-)
So if you are watching the VMWorld. I guess you can see it pretty clearly. Honestly I like the discussion on the VMworld (yawn..oops sorry) but you are digging me, right?
Not to mention that we are on that virtualization road. The question is when to start and not anymore why or how...
PS: Thanks to John Troyer (VMware), Don Langley and Matt(openQRM), Allan & Dave (Vyatta), OTRS for sharing their slides and collaborate with me to build their virtual appliances.
Go here and get your Lab Manager. For those who want to know a brief history of Lab Manager: It is the Akimbi which we spoke about in our last few blog posts. Akimbi's site is still online but I'm sure the staff and the stuff has relocated to the VMware's HQ.
A print shot:
Anyways Lab Manager is a great provisioning tool but with a price of $ 15,000 (I don't know the details) it might be difficult for me to promote this tool against the openQRM . A some places like SMB and Educational and gov. institutions the prices keep adding up.
I am still excited about the tool and am pretty curious to test it as last time I was not able to build a lab environment with Akimbi. It had some problems with installing the agent on the ESX 2.5.x which , back then, was apparently supported by the Akimbi. I'll check if its fixed now.