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

Virtualization


February 6, 2012  4:54 PM

Guide to VMware Data Protection Whitepaper



Posted by: Nathan Simon
backup, backup and recover, data, ebook, environment, free, hyper-v, intro to VMware, recovery methodologies, Veeam, Virtualization, vsphere

Eric Siebert, vExpert, wrote a series of pdf documents that explain how backups work in the VMware Environment, including an intro to VMware, backup and recovery methodology, data recovery in virtual environments, as well as a brand new document about choosing the right backup solution. Here is...

January 9, 2012  1:04 AM

Veeam Backup and Replication 6 Patch 2



Posted by: Nathan Simon
deduplication, ESXi, forums, replication, veaam, Veeam Backup and Replication 6, vmware, VMware aware backup

Veeam Backup and Replication 6 Patch 2 has recently been released.

Veeam Backup & Replication 6.0 Patch 2 is now available through our support. Please, refer to the Known Issues topic for the full list of issues it addresses, and consider installing the patch if you are affected by...


December 23, 2011  7:18 PM

HP P4000 LeftHand SAN Best Practices for vSphere 5



Posted by: Nathan Simon
HP, Lefthand, P4000, vmware, vSphere 5, whitepaper

Do you have a HP P4000 SAN and would you like to configure it based on tried and true best practices? Well look no further as VMware and HP worked together to release a whitepaper that runs you through it all!

This white paper provides detailed information on how to integrate VMware...


December 23, 2011  7:01 PM

VMware Storage and Network I/O Control for NFS



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESXi, Network I/O Control, NFS, NIOC, performance, SAN, SIOC, Storage I/O Control, vmware, vSphere 5

Were you wondering if these two beautiful technologies when used with NFS would collide? Well look no further as this vSphere Blog explains that they in fact compliment eachother! The below insert was borrowed from blogs.vmware.com.

Intro to Storage I/O Control SIOC...


December 1, 2011  1:47 PM

Veeam Backup and Replication 6 – Now supporting Hyper-V



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Backup and Replication, deduplication, hyper-v, microsoft, replication, Veeam, Veeam 6, vmware, VMware aware backup

The Number 1 Backup Solution for VMware now supports Hyper-V! I personally think this was a step in the right direction for Veeam, but honestly should have happened earlier...

Veeam Backup & Replication provides fast (ESG: VMware Recovery 77x Faster!) , flexible and reliable...


November 5, 2011  3:16 PM

ESXi 4.1 Update 2 Release last week.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
CPU, ESXi 4.1 Update 1, ESXi 4.1 Update 2, ESXi 5.0, hypervisor, Ubuntu, vmware

Did you notice? I didn't notice either until yesterday, ESXi 4.1 Update 2 is out, and its basically an update that supports more CPUs and OS', CPU's and OS' that have been release after ESXi 4.1 Update 1. Here is an insert from VMware.com

What's New

The following...


October 27, 2011  12:09 PM

SQL Licensing and VMware



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Microsoft Licensing, sql and vmware, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter, SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, vmware

I have been looking for quite some time and I think i finally found a good document which references exactly what I was looking for. Its called "Application Server License Mobility" and can be downloaded


October 7, 2011  12:26 AM

Vodafone to acquire RIM?



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, bbm, Blackberry Messenger, google, IM, microsoft, RIM, RIM aquisition, smartphone, Vodafone

Its a substantial rumour that has caused RIM's stocks to rise. In the wake of the announcement of the new iPhone 4S, many people were left uninspired, sure its faster, and has some cool new voice features, but that's it, iOS 5 will be available to many current iPhone users all the way from 3GS and...


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 27, 2011  2:06 AM

Galaxy Tab 8.9



Posted by: Nathan Simon
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The Galaxy 10.1 Tab is possibly one of the best tablets out there. So how would it's little brother be any different, just check out below on some of the great features that come with the Galaxy Tab 8.9.

"The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is available for pre-sale right now,...


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