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

Virtualization


July 14, 2010  4:02 AM

VMware vSphere 4.1 is Officially Released!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX, ESXi, vmware, VMware ESXi 4.1 Embedded, VMware ESXi 4.1 Installable, VMware vCenter Server 4.1, vsphere 4.1, vSphere Client

Its finally here, VMware vSphere 4.1, which includes VMware ESXi 4.1 Installable, VMware ESXi 4.1 Embedded, and VMware vCenter Server 4.1. I intend to start testing this new release tomorrow am, I am usually a big fan of ESX4 Installable, but based on how things are going in VMware I will have...

July 13, 2010  3:39 AM

vSphere 4.1



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX, ESXi, SMB clients, vmotion, vmware, vsphere 4.1, vSphere Essentials, vSphere Essentials Plus

VMware is to announce the official release of vSphere 4.1 tomorrow. One great option for SMB Clients is vSphere Essentials Plus.

VMware vSphere Essentials Plus—This kit includes all the features of vSphere Essentials, plus High Availability and Data Recovery to automatically recover...


July 13, 2010  3:31 AM

Google App Inventor



Posted by: Nathan Simon
App Inventor, front-end, games, google, mac, pc, quizzes, twitter

Now this is interesting, a front end to help an end user create their own Google apps!

People can build any app they want with App Inventor, according to Google. The App Inventor team has created blocks for just about everything you can do with an Android phone, the company...


July 13, 2010  3:13 AM

Sysinternals Disk2vhd



Posted by: Nathan Simon
convert physical to virtual, ESX, Microsoft's Virtual Machine disk format, starwind v2v, Sysinternals Disk2vhd, VHD, VSS

Recently updated, Disk2vhd is a wonderful tool that when used with Starwind v2v application you can create a pristine Server 2008/Windows 7/Windows Vista ESX Clone, every time.

Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk - Microsoft's Virtual Machine disk format) versions...


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  2:33 AM

iPhone 4 Review



Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, Apple, Bell, google, HTC, iPhone 4, mobile phone, MTS, rogers, Telus

Okay everyone, i have an iPhone 4 review for ya to check out... it is at Engaget.com, but I have included in insert for you to read before moving onto their website.

It's not just the face of the phone that's undergone a transformation -- the iPhone 4 is all new inside as well. For...


June 25, 2010  2:14 AM

VMware vCenter Server 4 Update 2



Posted by: Nathan Simon
issues resolved, vcenter server, vmware, vsphere 4 update 2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Well since i like to follow VMware, I'd like to let everyone know that vCenter Server 4 Update 2 is out. With this release there has been guest operating system customization improvements, support for Server 2008 R2 64-bit / Windows 7 64-bit (had issues in the past trying to install on these OS'),...


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...


June 3, 2010  3:39 AM

Windows 7 P2V for ESX/VMware Workstation



Posted by: Nathan Simon
32-bit, 64-bit, bootloader, BSOD, disk2vhd, microsoft, P2V, VHD, vmdk, vmware, VMware Converter Standalone, VMWare workstation, vsphere, Windows 7, x64

Why is it so hard to find out how to properly P2V(physical to virtual) Windows 7 32 or 64 bit? I looked all over the net, googled until i couldn't google anymore and could not find the answer. Everything I did would end up in a BSOD or Bootloader errors, so i gave up. Then one night I was...


May 26, 2010  12:31 PM

VMware Workstation 7.1 Just released



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Aero, DirectX 9, industry standard, opengl, Virtualization, vmware, VMware Workstation 7.1, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

As of yesterday the industry standard in desktop virtualization has just been upgraded to version 7.1. Along with the new release comes the ability to create virtual machines with up to 8 vcpus and 32GB of memory, driverless printing with no configuration for both Windows and Linux guest...


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