It looks like in the wake of a declining stock price EMC/VMware is already laying off divisions, to ‘cut costs’ and I just received word from a friend that the “Hosted UI” group responsible for all these great products, and the former VMware Server/GSX products were all let go.
Which to me is kind of crazy as this eliminates the only desktop product that could run VMware ESX on the desk for building virtual clusters. I further guess it means that for what I like to do, I’ll eventually have to find one of those super expensive video cards that works with ESX to passthrough. Or just drop any and all VMware stuff, and head straight into KVM territory and just get used to OpenStack being a fragmented disaster.
In addition they also closed the Burlington tech support centre.
Oh well, nothing lasts forever.