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

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June 28, 2011  2:17 AM

VMware ESXi 5.0 Release Features



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Adobe Flex, ESXi 5, Feature List, hypervisor, iSCSI, SSD, Storage vMotion, VDI, virtual machine, VM, VMFS5, vmotion, vSphere 5

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)



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESXi, hardware compatability list, iSCSI, SAN, TCP Offload Engine, TCP/IP, TOE, vmnic, vmware

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 9, 2011  1:35 AM

New! QNAP TS-459/559/659 Pro II



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Citrix, hyper-v, iSCSI, microsoft, NAS, QNAP, usb 3.0, vmware, Xen

Awesome news, the new QNAP's have arrived!

The new models ship with new V3.4 of QNAP’s renowned NAS management software, supporting all-in-one server applications such as file sharing, FTP server, printer sharing (LAN and Internet), web server, and even video surveillance. Other...


January 13, 2011  1:40 AM

Lost HTTP Access to MSA 2012i



Posted by: Nathan Simon
cannot access via browser, Firefox, HP, http access not working, Internet Explorer, iSCSI, lun, microsoft, MSA 2000, MSA 2012i, Storage Controller, vmware, Windows

Well, the scenario is that I lost the ability to manage the storage controllers via a web browser. I could ping each controller fine, and I could also telnet into them, which is great, because with telnet you can fix this issue. Go to Command Prompt. Type telnet 192.168.x.x (whatever the IP...


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...


February 19, 2010  4:16 AM

QNAP NAS Devices



Posted by: Nathan Simon
iSCSI, QNAP, RAID 5, SATA-2, SMB clients, TS-439 Pro Turbo NAS, VMware Certified

My co-worker Raj and I were going over a solution that we could present to SMB clients, and we were looking for a product that could be utilized pretty much anywhere, well i think we found such a device! QNAP a little known vendor produces some of the coolest NAS devices out there... they range...


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...


September 17, 2009  12:05 AM

Openfiler, Free and Opensource



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX 3.5, ESX 4, ESX Server, HP All-In-One, HP MSA, iSCSI, iSCSI target, open source iscsi appliance, openfiler, Petri, vcp-310, VMWare workstation, vsphere

I am back in the books after being un-prepared for VCP-310 and was needing some iSCSI practice, well i dont have an MSA or HP All-In-One laying around so i improvised. My buddy Raj ( he has a blog on here also) pointed me to a program called Openfiler. I was able to create a VM on VMware...


February 22, 2009  9:57 PM

ESX Upgrades



Posted by: Nathan Simon
direct remote access, DRAC, ESX 3.02 to 3.5 update, ESX Upgrade, HP ILO, Integrated Lights Out, iSCSI, virtual media applet

I just wanted to make a quick post to let everyone know that an ESX Update isn't as painful as one would think. Just yesterday I took control of one of my clients ESX Servers from home via ILO(Integrated Lights Out. HP's technology for Direct remote Access) and mounted the ESX 3.5 Update 3 ISO via...


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