The team at Sun continue to update VirtualBox – 3 releases in 1 month. Of these the 3.0.12 release (November 17) and the 3.1.2 release (December 17) were maintenance releases with bug-fixes, whereas the 3.1.0 release (November 30) was a fairly substantial release containing new features, including Live Migration.
In Texiwill’s recent vSphere post, he came to the conclusion he would have to retire his HP DL380 G3 hardware in order to upgrade to vSphere. There is an interesting question as to whether his development environment could be saved by the judicious application of some Open Source technology. I too have some hardware of that vintage (an ML350 G3) so I thought I’d have a go, and to add a little spice I thought I’d try and do it using free Open Source software. After all ESXi 3.5i is free, and that works pretty darn well on a ML350 G3. Continue reading VirtualBox OSE 3.0 – Still a viable Open Source option?