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

October, 2009


October 30, 2009  4:44 AM

vSwitch and vSwif Problems

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What happens when you cannot connect to the service console anymore, and even if you had a backup service console and it wasn't working either, well i happened to me. When I attempted to attach a vmnic to a vSwitch, I got an error message, no matter what I tried I could not get it reconnected. Last...

October 27, 2009  3:42 PM

How to Properly kill a VM

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We all know that you can use the command "ps -ef |grep (vmconfig filename.vmx)" to find the PID for a VM, but I get confused as to which number that comes up is actually the PID... I found a new command that works much better. See below. The Definitive way to Kill a PID...


October 27, 2009  1:50 PM

Windows Server 2008 File Management

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If you are looking for Open files in Windows Server 2008 you need to find Share and Storage Management. To start the tool, choose Start > Administrative Tools > Share and Storage Management, from there you can click on Manage Open Files(from...


October 22, 2009  3:14 PM

VMware Vroom!

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October 21, 2009  3:45 AM

vSphere and Datastore Monitoring

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I just wanted to point out an article that I found while searching about vSphere and Datastore management and monitoring. What would be better than being warned that your datastore is reaching a critical point, wouldn't it be nice to intercept before the VMs crash?! Of course it would. Check out...


October 20, 2009  1:31 AM

New Sysinternals Release Disk2VHD

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Anything from Sysinternals is worth a look, I have never used Disk2vhd, but im sure it works like a charm. Remember not to make your VHD bigger than 127GB as Virtual PC cannot handle and will not work with VHD's of that size. Also Disk2vhd runs Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1, and higher,...


October 20, 2009  1:22 AM

“Windows 7″ is only Three Days Away!

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Everyone ready to buy and install the latest and greatest Operating system since Windows XP? Based on the below stats(see insert), i think it is. I for one give Windows 7 a big thumbs up. I haven't had this good of an experience with anything before retail as I have had with Windows 7 RC2. In fact,...


October 12, 2009  7:03 PM

Hosted Exchange and Outlook 2007 SPLA

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EPIC Information Solutions hosts exchange for many clients, and one of those clients emailed me and asked me to fix the "AutoComplete" option in his Outlook 2007 installation. When a customer subscribes to hosted exchange we can provide them with an Outlook 2007 SPLA (Services Provider License...


October 12, 2009  2:43 AM

Nvidia’s New GPU

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Its called "Fermi" Nvidia's new super GPU. It has around 3 billion transistors, which is three times the amount of transistors in Nvidia's most powerful GPU. Fermi will contain 512 processing cores, they say that this would enable scientific breakthroughs, and can only be possible with the new...


October 7, 2009  1:55 AM

Understanding VMware Snapshots.

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I wanted to clear the air on snapshots, everyone is always asking, how much space does it take to remove a snapshot, but no one has a real answer...  whatever the answer may be this information inserted from the Basic System Administration PDF, which is...


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