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May 5, 2009 10:45 am

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Check out this new utility by Hamish Speirs designed to solve a problem with NetWare virtual machines and multiple processors. A nice little side discovery is that the product can be used on all NetWare servers, both physical and virtual, with multiple processors to conserve energy.

vmBoost monitors the utilization of the CPUs in the system, and when the sliding average utilization passes administrator defined levels, CPUs are either brought online or shutdown. In addition, those additional CPUs can be put into a lower power draw idle state when running, reducing energy draw on physical CPUs, and avoiding the 100% utilization issue of virtual CPUs

Find out more about this nifty little utility and download a time-limited demo at:
http://www.caledonia.net/vmboost.html.

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Disclaimer: This content is not supported by Novell. It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test it thoroughly before using it in a production environment.

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