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

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April 9, 2013  12:35 PM

Certificate Automation Tool for VMware vCenter 5.1



Posted by: Nathan Simon
vCenter, vmware

This little tool should make a lot of administrators much happier.

We are pleased to announce the general availability of vCenter Certificate Automation Tool 1.0. This tool provides an automated mechanism to replace certificates in the following...

September 23, 2011  12:22 AM

VMware Snapshots and Templates



Posted by: Nathan Simon
best practices, clone to template, commit snapshot, ESX, ESXi, snapshot, template, vCenter, VCP, virtual machine template, vmware, vmware snapshots, vsphere

I created this little guide for a client of mine, and since I did so, it is my property and I wanted to share it with the world. Some people know Snapshots and Templates, and some people do not. This is for those that do not know the damage a run away snapshot can cause... and why choosing to clone...


April 6, 2011  2:49 AM

Changed Block Tracking and Veeam Backup 5.0.2



Posted by: Nathan Simon
changed block tracking cannot be enabled, ctkEnabled, ESX 4.1 Update 1, ESXi, vCenter, Veeam 5.0.2, viclient, VM, Windows Server 2008

If you have issues with your backups because of a Changed Block Tracking Issue, it could because you created the backup job with a ESXi user that does not have permissions to enable the "ctkEnabled"...


October 13, 2010  2:36 AM

VMware Converter 4.3



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Hyper-V R1, Hyper-V R2, IPv6, new version, Server 2008 R2, VCB, vCenter, vmware, VMware Converter 4.3, VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3, vsphere, Windows 7

VMware Converter was released Aug 20th 2010. There are some new features and functions, yet there are some discontinued features. See below. What's New The VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3 includes the following new functionality:  •Support for VMware vSphere 4.1 as...


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