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VMware ESX Server future in the hands of Workstation 6!



All of those cool features that make developers/testers happy can make a data center admin happy as well! That is what Workstation release are doing. The best used features are all added to the server core product.

In particular, Phillips pointed to two experimental Workstation 6 features that have a place in future versions of ESX.

Record and replay
First shown on stage at VMworld to audience applause by VMware chief scientist Dr. Mendel Rosenblum, Workstation's new record and replay feature allows a developer to "record" the behavior of a virtual machine, including system behavior such as interrupts, and later "rewind" the VM and precisely "replay" its behavior.

"Think of it as a surveillance video" trained on a VM, Phillips said.


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