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

Virtualization


October 22, 2009  3:14 PM

VMware Vroom!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX, iphone, rss, viigo, vmware best practices, vmware performance, vmware vroom, vSphere 4, white paper

 

If you haven't subscribed to this RSS Feed, you should do so now... it includes   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

October 21, 2009  3:45 AM

vSphere and Datastore Monitoring



Posted by: Nathan Simon
datastore management, ESX 3.5, storage monitoring, thin provisioning, traps, Veeam Monitor, vmware, vsphere, vsphere alarms

I just wanted to point out an article that I found while searching about vSphere and Datastore management and monitoring. What would be better than being warned that your datastore is reaching a critical point, wouldn't it be nice to intercept before the VMs crash?! Of course it would. Check out...


October 7, 2009  1:55 AM

Understanding VMware Snapshots.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Basic System Administration, commiting snapshots, delta file, ESX, ESXi, how much space is needed to commit a snapshot, insufficient space to commit snapshot, snapshot manager, Storage, vmware, vmware backup

I wanted to clear the air on snapshots, everyone is always asking, how much space does it take to remove a snapshot, but no one has a real answer...  whatever the answer may be this information inserted from the Basic System Administration PDF, which is...


October 6, 2009  9:33 PM

Veeam Monitor 4.5 + Veeam Business View



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX 3.5, monitor vmware performance, Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Business View, Veeam Monitor, vm sprawl, vmware, vSphere 4

... Are now  is now available! For the first time ever, you can see the impact of virtual infrastructure performance on individual business units…and take immediate action! Veeam’s newest release now allows you to bridge the gap between IT and business: - Group, view, and manage virtual...


September 28, 2009  10:51 PM

Internet Privacy, You are not Alone.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Browser Privacy mode, Firefox, google, Internet Explorer, internet privacy, proxy

There is a really interesting story over at TechNewsWorld. I have included an insert below... "When you're surfing online, privacy is really a matter of degree. If you're browsing unprotected, site owners can manage to figure out quite a lot about you based on where you go. Many browsers now...


September 26, 2009  5:01 AM

DRS, Vmotion, and Snapshots



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Distributed Resource Scheduling, DRS, ESX, ESX 3.5, ESX 4.0, snapshots, vmotion, vSphere 4

I think setting DRS(Distributed Resource Scheduling) to manual mode when removing snapshots, should be best practice, especially when you are only running two ESX servers and they are slightly taxed. Why? Mainly because when you remove a snapshot, especially a two tiered one, it can cause the hard...


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...


September 12, 2009  6:01 PM

VMware 3.5 and Virtual Infrastruture Client 2.5 Ports



Posted by: Nathan Simon
configuring firewall esx, ESX 3.5, ESXi, HTTP, HTTPS, service console, SSH, VI Client, VI Web Access, vic, Virtual Center, virtual infrasrtuture client, VM Console, vmware ports

Check this link out, it has a neat port guide in PDF format with all the ports mapped and labelled. Its a visual representation of the ports below. 22. SSH access to service console. 80....


August 28, 2009  4:11 PM

Veeam Backup and Replication 4.0



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX 3.5, ESX4, replication, seeding, VCB, Veeam 4.0, Veeam Backup and, Veeam Backup and Replication, vsphere, vStorage API

The soon to be release #1 Backup solution for ESX 3.5 and vSphere is better than ever! Read below for all the new features. If you would like to be notified when Veeam Backup 4 gets released go here. • Native support for...


July 21, 2009  3:09 AM

Virtualization in General



Posted by: Nathan Simon
hyper-v, hypervisor, microsoft, paravirtualization, Pertri, Virtualization, virtualization for dummies, vmware, xenserver

Hey there folks, well I know 80% of the worlds population have an idea of what virtualization is, what it does, and why we all should get on the bandwagon... but there are some out there that still do not have a clue what VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix are doing with virtualization. Since there are...


Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: