Stories by Thomas Henderson and Brendan Allen

How we tested Cloud management services

Abiquo: We installed their virtual appliance from ISO in two VMs on an ESXi server. On the first VM, we selected the Abiquo <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/server.html">Server</a>, Abiquo Remote Services, and Abiquo V2V Conversion Services for installation.

VirtualBox 2.2 For Windows

VirtualBox for Windows was comparatively primitive, but had some interesting features. There are some show-stoppers that will prevent most from wanting to use it, however. The first problem is that there's no drag-and-drop of files/folders between a host and guest virtual machines (VM). This forces copies between host and guest through command-line interfaces. Systems professionals may not mind, but the help desk switchboard will light up if civilians try it.