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

Virtualization


June 19, 2009  2:00 AM

Google Smart Charging



Posted by: Nathan Simon
cars, CNET, electric, google, smart-charging

Here's a quick insert from CNET... "Google has written software with "vehicle dispatch algorithms" that can decide how to best charge cars, Reicher said. In addition to smoothing out the load on the grid, smart charging makes it easier to take advantage of solar and wind power, which are...

June 9, 2009  2:11 AM

Acer chooses Google Andriod over Windows 7



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ACER, android, google, Netbook, Windows 7

Over the weekend it has become known that Acer has chosen Goolge Android over Windows 7. Now I don't know what Google Android looks like on a Netbook, but I know that Windows 7 didn't run too well on mine. On the defense of Windows 7, my lil Acer One isn't exactly a power house. I guess that is...


May 27, 2009  3:38 AM

Veeam Backup and Fast SCP Error



Posted by: Nathan Simon
agentless mode, ESX Server, ESXi, serrvice console agent mode, SOAP Credentials, Veeam, Veeam Backup and Fast SCP, vmdk, vmfs, vmware

You get an error after attempting to backup a vm, which is similar to the following... opening `/vmfs/volumes/48ef3738-77af8bc0-d6aa-0022190bdb5f/vm_name/vm_name.vmdk': Permission denied The issue is that the "Service Console Agent Mode" is being used, and there is a permission problem...


May 22, 2009  2:41 AM

Citrix Receiver for iPhone



Posted by: Nathan Simon
3g, BlackBerry, Citrix, Citrix Receiver, iphone citris, iphone citrix, xenapp

Here's an inserp from eWeek on the new Citrix Receiver for iPhone. "The Citrix Receiver for iPhone uses the Citrix XenApp infrastructure to neatly deliver Windows applications to the small screen. Users of Apple's iPhone can tap the freely available Citrix tool to access...


May 8, 2009  3:23 AM

CloudPrint from HP, for the BlackBerry



Posted by: Nathan Simon
cloud, CloudPrint, Curve 8900, eweek, HP, Palm Pre, print, WiFi

Well here is what I was talking about, CloudPrint is an HP designed solution that allows any blackberry user the ability to print to any printer without a driver, it will be available to BIS and BES customers, as long as they have WIFI or a data plan. Read the full story at


April 28, 2009  1:48 AM

VCDX – VMware Certified Design Expert



Posted by: Nathan Simon
vcdx, VCP, vmware, VMware Certified Design Expert, VMware Design Exam, VMware Infrastructure

Feeling VCP Smart? The VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) on VMware Infrastructure 3 is an advanced certification developed for design architects of VMware enterprise deployments. There are four core validation components to achieve VCDX. 1.) Must be certified as a VMware Certified...


April 22, 2009  1:59 AM

“vSphere” is Officially Launched



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Comparison Chart, editions, ESX 4, Paul Maritz, ThinApp, vmware, VMware vSphere Editions Comparison Chart, VMware vSphere Upgrade Center, vmware.com, vsphere

Well it wasn't release as in go install it, 30 days from now, you should see a download available. But you can check out the official VMware website for more information. You can also check out the official Simulcast...


April 16, 2009  4:07 AM

ESX 4 and ESX 4i



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX 4, ESX 4i, hot add memory, powershell, Techday, VI Toolkit 1.5, vmware, vsphere

Rumors abound, ESX 4 and 4i are soon to be released. A couple notable items are that VMWare is going to allow more then 4vCPU per VM. Also Administrators will be able to hot upgrade memory using the VI Toolkit 1.5. Hot adding memory can only be done in a Server 2008 VM. With the ability to build...


April 8, 2009  12:45 AM

Windows XP and VMware ESX Server



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Buslogic, ESX, ESX Server 3.5, installing Windows XP Pro on ESX, LSI Logic, vmware, Windows XP

Okay I have seen this a lot, and I have also solved this myself, but I'm going to be honest with you when installing Windows XP Pro on an ESX Server and using the LSI Drivers, you will have issues. There is a driver on LSI's website that you can use, but I don't have that information for you at the...


April 8, 2009  12:20 AM

EPIC Technology Day!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Cisco, Citrix, EPIC.ca, Faronics, HP, microsoft, Techday, vmware, Watchguard

EPIC Tech day is coming up. Its an all day conference showcasing many companies from many different technical areas, like HP, Cisco, Watchguard, and of course VMware! Best of all its free, so if you find yourself in the area drop by and ask for me, just mention my blog and I’ll take care of...


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