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

January, 2010


January 31, 2010  6:53 PM

Windows on iPad? You bet…



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, Citrix, intel architecure, Ipad, Multi-touch, Remote Desktop, there's an app for that, Windows 7, Windows Terminal Services

Well all you apple freaks, Windows has already invaded the iPad, Citrix has release an "App" to allow users to connect to there windows desktops from anywhere in the world.

The Citrix Receiver software is free and already available for Citrix customers with an iPhone, since a Citrix...

January 28, 2010  4:35 AM

IPad – 60 days and counting



Posted by: Nathan Simon
3g, ACER, Apple, AT&T, dell, HP, Ipad, Netbook, Safari, tablet, WiFi

Well Apple is finally going to release its version of the tablet PC, its just under two months to launch and it is said that there is no Canadian data deal. With the low cost of the tablet, it might seem attractive, for the WIFI version that is, but the 3G model will incur a data plan of sorts....


January 27, 2010  5:42 AM

USB Raid Flash Drive



Posted by: Nathan Simon
64GB, flash, RaidDrive USB 3.0, SuperTalent, USB, USB 1.0, usb 2.0, usb 3.0, Windows 7

Well I don't know if any of you have seen this yet, but there is a new SuperTalent USB flash drive out in the wild, called "RaidDrive USB 3.0" Apparently this thing is supposed to sustain transfer speeds up to 200MB/sec using a USB 3.0 port. It is also fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and...


January 26, 2010  12:54 AM

Symatec Backup Exec 2010 to be released February 1st!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Backup Exec 2010, Backup Exex 12.5d, Database Availability Group, deduplication, enhanced granular recovery, Exchange 2010, fast recovery of individual email and mailboxes, VMWare vSphere 4.0, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 Support

Well I have been waiting for this update ever since I deployed Exchange 2010 into customer environments. I really didn't like how I had to use Windows Server Backup to backup the whole VM, not being able to select Exchange in Backup Exec 12.5d was a little annoying. Knowing that this was on its way...


January 21, 2010  10:38 PM

Passed VCP-410!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
iSCSI, VCP, vcp-310, VCP-410, VCP3, vDistributed Switches, vmotion, vmware, vsphere, vSwitching

Well I did it with 9 business days of studying I attained VCP vSphere4 Status! Since I am not a good studier as my buddy Raj, I found the exam a little more difficult. When I found out that they lowered the...


January 21, 2010  10:20 PM

Windows 7 “God Mode”



Posted by: Nathan Simon
control panel items, god mode, hack, microsoft, Windows 7, Windows Vista

My co-worker Raj, see his site here found the Windows 7 God Mode "hack" overat ZDNet.

Although its name suggests perhaps even grander capabilities, Windows enthusiasts are excited over the...


January 15, 2010  1:55 AM

System Center Virtual Machine Manager



Posted by: Nathan Simon
hyper-v, hypervisor, Microsoft Exchange 2007, Microsoft Server 2008, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, VMM 2008, Windows Server 2008 Foundation, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

There is some new documentation out for System Center VMM, updated January 7th 2010. There are 7 documents in total if you are interested in Hyper-V and VMM. Go here to download documents, like "Virtual Machine...


January 15, 2010  1:48 AM

Windows 7 Application Compatibility List



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Compatibilty list, IT professional, laptop drivers, microsoft, pc drivers, Windows 7, Windows 7 Compatibility

Hey all, the Windows 7 Compatibility list has been updated!

The Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT professionals is an Excel-based spreadsheet listing software applications and respective Windows 7 compatibility information. Compatibility information has been verified by...


January 15, 2010  1:42 AM

vSphere vCenter Update Manager SSL Error.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
SSL Error, The request failed due to an SSL error, upgrade virtual center, vCenter Update 1, vCenter Update Manager, vmware, vSphere 4, VUM

Some people over look this when upgrading to vCenter 4, even though it warns you before installing vCenter... yeah I fell for it also.

Upgrading VirtualCenter 2.5 to vCenter Server 4.0 Update 1 without upgrading VUM and Converter might result in certain issues If you upgrade...


January 13, 2010  4:09 AM

VCP-410 Exam Resources



Posted by: Nathan Simon
exam prep, exam resources, reference card, VCP 4, VCP-410, vmware education services, vmware.com, vreference.com

As you all know I am currently cramming for the VMware VCP-410 Exam... I have used in the past and am again using documentation from an invaluable source. This source is called vreference.com; more specifically this PDF. The...


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