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

Networking


December 8, 2008  5:21 PM

HP iLo doesn’t Connect – Java Error



Posted by: Nathan Simon
IT professional, Networking, Virtualization

The specific error im talking about is this one... java.net.ConnectException: Operation timed out: connect I noticed that alot of people blame the firmware revision  Quite an easy fix after doing a little research, turns out I didnt forward port 23 (Telnet) to the IP Address of t he...

December 3, 2008  10:52 PM

You can teach a Young Pup an Old Dog’s Tricks!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
IT professional, Microsoft Windows, Mobile, Networking

Well wouldn’t you know it, an old issue creeps up in Vista and it has the same resolution as before.. "The remote session was disconnected because the local computer’s client access license could not be upgraded or renewed. Please contact the server administrator." 1 . Use the Registry...


December 3, 2008  6:06 AM

Taking advantage of Roaming Profiles



Posted by: Nathan Simon
IT professional, Microsoft Windows, Networking, Storage

Well one thing about roaming profiles is that they can be used to deploy new workstations more efficiently . If done correctly and taking the proper precautions you can harness the power of the all mighty Roaming Profile! When utilizing roaming profiles, you save the time of copying favorites,...


November 24, 2008  5:31 PM

VMware workstation 6.5 new features



Posted by: Nathan Simon
IT professional, Microsoft Windows, Mobile, Networking, Virtualization

The newest release of VMware Workstation 6.5 will support for Direct X 9.0c and Shader Model 2, which basically means you will now be able to play 3D games in a VM! Utilizing ACE (Assured Computing Environment) technology you could take your 3D games and apps with you, securely Another Major new...


November 18, 2008  11:33 PM

Microsoft to Challenge Facebook and MySpace



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Microsoft Windows, Mobile, Networking

Well it was bound to happen, Microsoft sees the success of MySpace and Facebook and wants a little piece of that pie. Microsoft wants Windows Live to be the centerpiece of everyones internet experience. Changes will be happening in the next few weeks as they incorperate new revisions of their...


November 14, 2008  1:02 PM

The Death Of Packaged Software: Microsoft Store Opens On The Web For U.S. Shoppers



Posted by: Nathan Simon
IT professional, Microsoft Windows, Networking

Well here it is... Microsoft Opens their online store officially... you can check it out here

Is this the end of packaged software? I think it might make a slight dent in some ways, but in other way not. There was no Canadian site, but I...


November 14, 2008  4:05 AM

Wireshark and Wireshark Portable



Posted by: Nathan Simon
IT professional, Microsoft Windows, Networking, Security

"Wireshark is an award-winning network protocol analyzer developed by an international team of networking experts." One of the best network analyzing tools out there bar none, formerly known as Ethereal to you veterans. Well today I get a call from a client, she has been having these issues...


November 10, 2008  10:07 PM

ProCurve POE Switches



Posted by: Nathan Simon
IT professional, Networking, VoIP

Just configured my first set of POE switches. Funny how hard it was to find a working COM port, I wish HP would just enable some sort of USB connection to configure their switches. Ah well, I hooked up a ProCurve 2600-24-PWR to an old system I had, connected the RJ-45 to Serial adapter to the...


November 5, 2008  3:36 AM

Lesson Learned…



Posted by: Nathan Simon
IT professional, Networking, VoIP

Just recently I got a POE (Power-over-Ethernet) switch installed by a co-worker. Lets just say it didn't go to well. It worked for the first day or so, but then client was complaining of network slowness and blue screens(while opening larger files) Now I am pretty diligent on updating firmware on...


October 28, 2008  4:04 AM

Racked My First C3000 Blade Enclosure



Posted by: Nathan Simon
IT professional, Networking, Storage, Virtualization

Well Its done, I officially racked my first HP C3000 Blade Enclosure with an MSA (Modular Smart Array). I tell you when they say you need to follow instructions to rack this beast, they were right... It took 4 techs to carry this 180lbs server, and it wasn't even fully populated yet! First thing we...


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