The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

April, 2009


April 29, 2009  11:57 PM

GE stuffs 500GB+ on a Disc

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How you ask, apparently using holographic 3D images, holographic storage can pack data more densely then conventional optical storage. Personally i think this breakthrough is a little late, I mean I have a 320GB portable hard disk, and I have an 8GB Usb stick, soon to be 16gb, and I also stream...

April 28, 2009  2:03 AM

Palm Pre to Launch May 17th

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Could it really be true? The one and phone that could truly bring the iPhone to its knees? According to rumors Sprint has apparently confirmed that it is in the process of providing its employees training on the Palm Pre. preThinking also posted this


April 28, 2009  1:48 AM

VCDX – VMware Certified Design Expert

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Feeling VCP Smart? The VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) on VMware Infrastructure 3 is an advanced certification developed for design architects of VMware enterprise deployments. There are four core validation components to achieve VCDX. 1.) Must be certified as a VMware Certified...


April 22, 2009  1:59 AM

“vSphere” is Officially Launched

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Well it wasn't release as in go install it, 30 days from now, you should see a download available. But you can check out the official VMware website for more information. You can also check out the official Simulcast...


April 16, 2009  4:07 AM

ESX 4 and ESX 4i

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Rumors abound, ESX 4 and 4i are soon to be released. A couple notable items are that VMWare is going to allow more then 4vCPU per VM. Also Administrators will be able to hot upgrade memory using the VI Toolkit 1.5. Hot adding memory can only be done in a Server 2008 VM. With the ability to build...


April 14, 2009  12:02 AM

Windows Server 2003 Performance Advisor and Data Collector Sets

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As I am sure some people know about this installable gem, I am also sure that not everyone does. Its called "Windows Server 2003 Performance Advisor" Here is an insert from Microsoft's website... "Microsoft ® Windows Server ™ 2003 Performance Advisor is the latest version of


April 9, 2009  12:03 PM

New Entry-Level Server Platform – Server 2008 Foundation

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Microsoft just released a new revision of Server 2008 called Windows Server 2008 Foundation, designed and priced for small businesses with 15 or fewer employees. To see...


April 8, 2009  12:45 AM

Windows XP and VMware ESX Server

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Okay I have seen this a lot, and I have also solved this myself, but I'm going to be honest with you when installing Windows XP Pro on an ESX Server and using the LSI Drivers, you will have issues. There is a driver on LSI's website that you can use, but I don't have that information for you at the...


April 8, 2009  12:20 AM

EPIC Technology Day!

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EPIC Tech day is coming up. Its an all day conference showcasing many companies from many different technical areas, like HP, Cisco, Watchguard, and of course VMware! Best of all its free, so if you find yourself in the area drop by and ask for me, just mention my blog and I’ll take care of...


April 7, 2009  2:49 AM

Windows 7 will allow Downgrades

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Well you knew they weren't going to take the right to downgrade from us. Microsoft would rather people embrace Windows 7. I think a lot of people are going to choose Windows 7 as their main operating system. Why did Microsoft make Windows XP Pro so good? :) Microsoft hasn't mentioned how exactly...


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