The broken download links for the recently released open source Windows virtio drivers are now fixed on the official kvm wiki page. The announcement just went out a short time ago and comes from the official KVM development team. Thanks to Martin Maurer for spotting this first. If you’ve been following this release you know that the wiki link has been broken for the last couple of weeks. Give the drivers a test and post your comments.
For information on the response to Charles Phillips request for customer input on VMware, see Chad Sakac's blog. I heartily agree with Chad's comments. In addition, I will add the following point, which I think is key to the discussion.
Charles Phillips makes effectively the same statement that is contained in the metalink statement on support, i.e.:
Realizing that it has been a long time since I blogged (the past few months have been crazy), much of interest has happened. EMC continues to make significant inroads into the NAS / Oracle database storage market, in competition with NetApp, which delights me. I was a speaker at VMworld 2009 earlier this month, speaking on VMware virtualization of Oracle database servers. And, of course, OOW looms, for which I am a demo captain and responsible for a major EMC high-end NAS demo as well as a speaker in the VMware booth.
As you all know, EMCWorld was this week, and I attended. One of the most interesting aspects of the event was the Paul Maritz keynote. Paul Maritz is the new President and CEO of VMware as most of you undoubtedly know as well.
During the keynote, Mr. Maritz said the "o" word, i.e. Oracle. In fact, Oracle was a very prominent feature of his discussion. He presented the results of an OLTP performance benchmark that VMware has done recently. The basic results are as follows: