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

March, 2012


March 30, 2012  3:06 AM

RIM Wants You! (Developers)



Posted by: Nathan Simon
BB10, BlackBerry, Developers, free hardware, RIM, Samsung

If you are a developer, do what you have to to get your hands on BB10! Who wouldn't want the chance to program for what might possibly be the next best OS out there...

RIM is hosting a BlackBerry 10 event in Orlando in May to coincide with its annual BlackBerry World user conference....

March 30, 2012  2:49 AM

Playstation 4 Information



Posted by: Nathan Simon
AMD, HD 7000, Playstation 4, SHD

Okay, if you are into technology at all then you want to know about the newest Playstation...

Sony is working on the PlayStation 4, which it calls "Orbis," and plans to release the device in time for the holiday season in 2013, according to a recent report. The console can reportedly...


March 29, 2012  1:18 PM

Check new notifications stuck on Queued – VMware vCenter Update Manager Check Notification



Posted by: Nathan Simon
check new notifications stuck, ESX, How To, Randomness, restart service, Security, viclient, Vmware vCenter Update Manager Service

I'll make this easy on everyone, the fix is just restart VMware vCenter Update Manager Serviceon any ailing vCenter Servers. You should immediately see that the "Check new notifications" task completes successfully. You can also do a “net stop vmware-ufad-vci” then a“net...


March 29, 2012  4:14 AM

Samsung Galaxy S3 Release Date Coming soon!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, battery life, Exynos, HD Super AMOLED, leaked, LTE, mobile world congress, MWC 2012, NFC, quad-core, release date canada, Samsung Galaxy S3, smartphone, specs, technical specifications, wireless charging

The newest phone from Samsung might only be months away… maybe sooner, some say its scheduled to be launched somewhere between June and July… some highlighted specifications are as below.

  • NFC (Near Field Communication) Chip
  • 3rd generation Super AMOLED 3D...


March 20, 2012  3:30 AM

ESXi 5.0 Update 1 : Out Now!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESXi 4.1, ESXi 5.0, ESXi 5.0 Update 1, release, Upgrade to ESXi 5.0, vCenter Update Manager, vmware

That's right, this isn't quite hot off the presses, but most people are not aware that ESXi 5.0 Update 1 has been officially released.

What’s New The following information describes some of the enhancements available in this release of VMware...


March 14, 2012  2:03 AM

Transformer Pad/Prime Infinity Release Date



Posted by: Nathan Simon
3g, Android ICS, ASUS, Keyboard Dock, Nvidia Tegra 3, quad-core, release date, TF700T, Transformer Prime Infinity

Update May 7th There really hasn't been many updates as of late... but if you head on over to the Asus Transformer Pad Facebook page, another video has been posted showing off lots of cool Transformer Pad features... yeah hype it up a little more why dont...


March 9, 2012  7:37 PM

VMware Tools fails to Install Properly (VMCI, Mouse, and Video)



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Base System Device, ESXi 4.0, ESXi 4.1, Mouse Driver, RunOnce, setup failed to install mouse driver automatically, VMCI Driver, VMware SVGA II, VMware Tools, vmware tools fail to install

So you P2V a machine and now you cannot install VMware Tools, the below may not be the be all to end all fixes, but it fixed a VMware Tools issue I had earlier today... the VMCI Driver wouldnt install, nor would the mouse and Video drivers...

While installing VMware Tools in a Windows...


March 9, 2012  2:17 AM

Why Lock your Phone?



Posted by: Nathan Simon
BlackBerry, Galaxy S3, iPad 3, iPad HD, key, Playbook, Protect, smartphone, Symantec, why lock phone

Your the smart savy business type kind of guy right? Do you take pictures with your phone? Perhaps you have DropBox installed and synced with all your corporate data. Question is how well do you guard that data?

Symantec just released a study where they intentionally lost 50...


March 7, 2012  3:26 PM

vCenter Converter 5 Increase Clone Speed



Posted by: Nathan Simon
cloning performance, increase P2V speed, NFC, optimize P2V, optimize VMware Converter, P2V, speed up P2V, SSL, vmware, VMware Converter 5 Standalone

Want to know how to increase the speed of a P2V by two to three times the speed? The reason is that all data is encrypted by default via SSL. This can be disabled. Why worry about encryption when conversions are in the confines of your building. P2V windows become smaller and downtime is...


March 7, 2012  2:13 AM

Verizon Announces its latest Android 4.0 Update List



Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, HTC, Ice Cream Sandwhich, ICS, motorola

If you own a phone, there is a good chance that it is an Android phone, there is another good chance that it is a Android 3 based phone, and you would love to get your hands on Ice Cream Sandwich, well here is a short list of phones that Verizon is saying will get ICS soon enough.

  • HTC...


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