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

VCP


October 5, 2011  2:27 AM

vReference.com vSphere 5 Notes



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESXi, Forbes Gunthrie, practise exam, study material, VCP, VCP-510, VCP5 study guide, vmware, vreference.com, vsphere

Hey everyone, so in the near future I will be challenging the VCP-510 Exam. Now I know you all agree that there is a lack of study material out there, but I can tell you that there is hope! Thanks to Forbes Gunthrie and vReference.com, we have a great reference document to read. Basically its a...

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 28, 2011  1:31 PM

New vReference Cards



Posted by: Nathan Simon
configuration, esxtop, firewall, maximums, PDF, VCP, vReference, vsphere 4.1

These PDFs are amazing, when i was studying for VCP 4 I used these religously. They leave nothing uncovered and are very useful in a pinch. The documents contain commands, maximums, definitions, you name it, its there! I have also included links to other great references. Click


December 15, 2010  3:07 PM

Veeam is free for VCP



Posted by: Nathan Simon
NFR, VCP, Veeam, Veeam Backup and Replication 5, vmware

You heard me, Veeam is so proud of being number 1 for VMware Backup solutions that they are giving away NFR licenses to VMware VCPs, amongst other designations.

“We are proud of the deep VMware expertise we’ve built into Veeam Backup & Replication v5,” explained Doug...


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...


June 25, 2010  2:07 AM

VMware ESX 4 Update 2



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX 4 Update 2, ESXi, trial installation, VCP, vmware, vsphere

Well its been out for about a month, and just wanted to remind my readers that ESX 4 Update 2 is now out... i have included an insert and a link to the download below.

Enablement of Fault Tolerance Functionality for Intel Xeon 56xx Series processors— vSphere 4.0 Update 1 supports the...


March 25, 2010  12:58 AM

New StarWind High Availability iSCSI SAN Software Free for Any VMware vExpert, VCP or VCI



Posted by: Nathan Simon
datastore, iSCSI target, lun, mcp, starwind, VCP, VCP3, vcp4, vmware

Straight from StarWindsoftware.com, mind you this is a little late, but I am sure not many people were aware, is if you are a VCP or MCP(apparently), and email vmware@starwind.com, you can get a key to activate the software. I have included an insert from...


March 17, 2010  2:43 AM

Top 5 Certifications by Salary



Posted by: Nathan Simon
CCDA, CCNP, Cert. Info. Sys. Security Professional, Certifications by Salary, Cisco Certified Design Associate, Cisco Certified Network Professional, CISSP, MCSE, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Top 5 Certifications, top 5 certs, VCP, VMware Certified Professional

Would you like to fast track your way into a job interview? While Certifications alone won't get you the job, it can definitely open doors, and get you an interview. Once you pass the interview you could be starting your dream job with that dream salary. Here are the top 5 certifications based...


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...


January 9, 2010  6:33 PM

VCP-410 (vSphere Certification)



Posted by: Nathan Simon
certification, deadline, VCP, vcp-310, VCP-410, virtual infrasrtuture client, Virtualization, vmware, vSphere 4

If you are someone like me and looking to get the VMware Certification before time runs out, your actually not too late. VMware hasofficially extended the date at which you can take the exam. The statement below is straight from VMware's website.

Due to overwhelming demand, existing...


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