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

June, 2011


June 29, 2011  2:06 AM

iLO 2 Update 2.06 – 06/04/2011

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One of the key things I keep on top of is firmware and software updates. Ilo has been updates at the beginning of the month and a lot of people over look it. So I am here to remind you all of the updates. Below you will find the list of fixes, additions, and enhancements.

Problems...

June 29, 2011  1:58 AM

VMware vCenter Operations

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Check this out. You will need a salesforce.com password, but if you have dealt with VMware or are a vendor, then you should be able to get your hands on one.

 


June 28, 2011  2:25 AM

ESXi 4.1 migration guide

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If you were sitting there staring at your ESX 3.5/4.0 infrastructure and wondering, "How am I ever going to migrate to ESXi 4.1?" Well look no further as I have the link just for you.

VMware ESXi is VMware’s next generation hypervisor architecture and is designed to improve...


June 28, 2011  2:17 AM

VMware ESXi 5.0 Release Features

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I have the latest ESXi 5 features, check them out! There might be some additions closer to the release date but as of right now, it looks like there is a good number of improvements.

• Build on the vSphere ESXi hypervisor architecture • vSphere Auto Deploy combining host...


June 27, 2011  9:15 PM

Why TOE (TCP Offload Engine)

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Here is a great article on TOE, and how it benefits iSCSI Traffic for VMware. But first the insert.

The development of TCP offload engines marks a significant advance for all TCP/IP based protocols, including iSCSI. Although TCP provides session integrity in potentially congested or...


June 21, 2011  1:55 AM

XenApp 6 Web Interface Install Issue

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Scenario. You are installing XenApp 6 onto a Windows Server, XenApp and the License Server pass, but the Web Interface install fails. You check the installation logs and you see an error similar to this.


June 17, 2011  11:56 AM

GoDaddy unveils cloud computing

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Cloud Computing has become so prevalent over the last couple years and GoDaddy is finally on the bandwagon.

It looks like web hosting giant GoDaddy is now in the cloud computing business with a new service called Data Center On Demand, which could potentially make a dent in the market...


June 14, 2011  3:01 PM

How to clear DCDIAG Errors

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What is DCDIAG you ask?

This command-line tool analyzes the state of one or all domain controllers in a forest and reports any problems to assist in troubleshooting. DCDiag.exe consists of a variety of tests that can be run individually or as part of a suite to verify domain controller...


June 10, 2011  3:00 PM

HP MSA 2012i “Error sending e-mail”

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If you are trying to setup the e-mail notification and are receiving "Error sending e-mail" every time you click on "Test Send e-mail" I may have a solution. Follow the below instructions. Manage -> Event Notification -> email configuration Email Address - user@example.com Email...


June 10, 2011  2:36 PM

Jerky mouse performance on Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine

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If you are having issues where the mouse is jerky on a Server 2008 VM, while viewing it from vSphere client "Open Console", check to make sure you have a VMware driver for the video card. You can check by going to the Control Panel > Display > Screen Resolution > Advanced Settings >...


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