Top five systems channel tips of 2007

Read our five most popular tips of the year so far to learn more about best practices for installing Windows Vista, virtualization technology licensing, ITIL basics and more.

These five tips have been our most popular of the year so far. Systems channel professionals, revisit these tips, or read them for the first time, to learn more about best practices for installing Windows Vista, virtualization technology licensing, ITIL basics and more.

  • Windows Vista installation dos and don'ts: Windows Vista installations are still lagging in the enterprise, making now a good time to identify best practices (and worst practices) for inevitable Windows Vista installations.

  • Virtual machine licensing: Caveman-proof VMware product calculations: VMware product licensing is simple with the company's three virtual machine licensing levels for ESX Server, as part of VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3).

  • Virtualization calculator for Windows Server: Microsoft's Windows Server Virtualization Calculator helps you make accurate licensing assessments based on the planned number of processor sockets and virtual machines.

  • Configuring Unix and Linux printers for SMBs: Configuring Unix and Linux printers may not be a priority for an IT manager in a small or medium-sized business (SMB). Help customers set up their printers by offering these printing services.

  • ITSM and ITIL basics: Understanding ITIL and service support: IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) forces you to view information technology from an IT service management (ITSM) approach, rather than a product approach. Find out why and how to align your IT services with the ITIL framework.
  • This was first published in September 2007
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