VMware ESX is Industry’s First Hypervisor to be validated by Microsoft (Updated)

September 10, 2008

in Microsoft, News, Virtual

Congratulations to VMWare for being the first to be validated under Microsoft’s new Microsoft Server Virtualization Program (SVVP).

“VMware Lays Foundation for Broader Market Penetration by Giving Customers Access to Support for Software For All Major Microsoft Applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server, SQL Server, SharePoint Server and others across Virtualized Environments

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Sept 3, 2008 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, today announced it has qualified its industry-leading VMware ESX hypervisor under the Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP). VMware ESX 3.5 update 2 (ESX 3.5u2) is the first hypervisor to be listed under the program, providing VMware customers who run Windows Server and Microsoft applications with access to cooperative support from Microsoft and VMware. “

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Updated 9/10/2008: VMware has only achieved support for Windows Server 2008 x86. There is not 64-bit support as of yet. However if you read the fine print under Additional Information, products that have passed SVVP requirements for Windows Server 2008 are considered supported on Windows Server 2000 SP4 and Windows Server 2003 SP2 and later. Good news.

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