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

HP


September 7, 2010  9:15 PM

Mark Hurd hired into Oracle, HP Sues



Posted by: Nathan Simon
HP, injunction, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Superior Court, trade secrets

Well Mark is again in trouble, after resigning from HP he has now been hired onto Oracle's roster. HP says its impossible for Mark to do his job there without disclosing trade secrets that Mark was paid to keep.

"Despite being paid millions of dollars in...

August 14, 2010  4:29 PM

Hints to Troubleshooting iSCSI and ESX issues



Posted by: Nathan Simon
All-in-One, command line interface, datastores, ESX, ESX 3.5, hosts, HP, hp aio configure iscsi target, iSCSI, service console, Storage Server, VLAN, vmcli, vmkping, vsphere, Windows

Hey everyone, recently I Ran into an issue where an iSCSI datastore became disconnected from one of my ESX Hosts. All other hosts could see them fine. The datastores reside on an HP All-in-One Storage Server. Once of the most important things to do is first check physical connections to the iSCSI...


June 29, 2010  2:59 AM

HP and VMware Unveil Integrated Storage, Desktop and Connectivity Solutions



Posted by: Nathan Simon
desktop, HP, HP Storageworks, Lefthand, P4000, SAN, VCP, virtual appliance, virtual storage appliance, vmware, VMware Certified, VSA

Hey folks, HP and VMware are introducing a few new solutions that are product of 8 years of working together. I am focusing on HP's Virtual SAN Appliance, it is the only appliance that is certified as VMware Ready.

To give organizations affordable, easy-to-deploy infrastructure...


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....


November 16, 2009  4:02 AM

Nvidia calling out Intel on their “tactics”



Posted by: Nathan Simon
dell, HP, Intel, intel larrabee, netbooks, Nvidia, Nvidia Ion

More news on Nvidia and Intel, or should I say Intel vs Nvidia.

Nvidia is the world's leading supplier of "discrete," or standalone, graphics chips but takes a distant second place in overall market share to Intel, which supplies "integrated" graphics built into the chipsets that...


November 16, 2009  3:53 AM

HP buys 3Com



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Cisco, Hewlett-Packard Co., HP, hp buys 3com, Networking, Windows

Here's some news that I am a little late on reporting, I guess better late than never. HP hopes to help 3Com become a better competitor to Cisco, Cisco currently is the networking leader. "Hewlett-Packard Co. announced Wednesday it will purchase networking company 3Com for $2.7 billion, and also...


June 23, 2009  11:41 PM

Important c-Class Blade Enclosure Updates inc. iLO Updates



Posted by: Nathan Simon
bootable cd, c-Class Blades, firmware, HP, HP ILO, no downtime, online update, Power Management Controller, The Onboard Administrator, Updates

Here are some very important updates for HP Blade Enclosures, I have also included iLO Updates as they are very important to keep up to date. Remember iLO and the Onboard Administrator firmwares can be updated live with no impact to the...


June 23, 2009  3:57 AM

A PC-free Printer



Posted by: Nathan Simon
HP, pc not required, photosmart, touchsmart web

HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web can connect to the Internet and print movies tickets, pictures, and pretty much anything else you can pull up on its web based OS. You will also be able to print from any blue-tooth enabled device and iPhone. The printer is expected to ship in September...


May 8, 2009  3:23 AM

CloudPrint from HP, for the BlackBerry



Posted by: Nathan Simon
cloud, CloudPrint, Curve 8900, eweek, HP, Palm Pre, print, WiFi

Well here is what I was talking about, CloudPrint is an HP designed solution that allows any blackberry user the ability to print to any printer without a driver, it will be available to BIS and BES customers, as long as they have WIFI or a data plan. Read the full story at


April 8, 2009  12:20 AM

EPIC Technology Day!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Cisco, Citrix, EPIC.ca, Faronics, HP, microsoft, Techday, vmware, Watchguard

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...


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