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

Virtualization


September 27, 2011  12:58 AM

Windows Server 8



Posted by: Nathan Simon
cloud computing, continuous availability, hyper-v, microsoft, server 2003, Server 2008, Server 8, Virtualization, Windows 8

Have you heard? Windows 8 release is looming, and yet I haven't really had a chance to figure out what all Server 2008 can do. Microsoft is building this with Cloud Computing in mind. They are really pushing their virtualization platform, or shall i say shoving it our faces, by including Hyper V...

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...


September 14, 2011  4:40 PM

VMware Workstation 8



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Linux, microsoft, sand box, Virtual PC, Virtualization, VMware Workstation 8, Windows

VMware Workstation 8 is out! For those who like to dabble in VMware but cannot afford a separate PC for virtualization sand boxing look no further... there are a bunch of new features.

Run over 600 different operating systems right on your PC. Prove your mastery of the PC and run from...


September 1, 2011  12:47 PM

Samsung Galaxy S2 – coming to Canada soon!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, BlackBerry Bold 9900, Droid 3, google, GS2, RIM, Samsung Galaxy S2

Some of you like BlackBerry(me) some of you like iPhone4/5(not me), aaand some of you like Android, well you guys are in luck, finally the dual-core smartphone is making its way to the west!

Since its announcement back at Mobile World Congress in February, the Samsung Galaxy S II has...


August 25, 2011  12:37 AM

Mastering vSphere 5



Posted by: Nathan Simon
VCP 5, VCP 5 Certification, vmware, vreference.com, vSphere 5

Are you ready to tackle the next Exam? I know I wouldn't be. but this book might help you get the edge you need to succeed. Mastering vSphere 5 is a book that http://www.vreference.com/ recommends. If you do not know what vReference is, then you probably...


July 25, 2011  1:09 AM

vSphere Performance tab issues



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Overview is blank, Performance Tab, R2, vCenter issues, vcenter server, vmware, Web Services, WEB-INF, Windows Server 2008

If you run into an issue with the “Overview” page under the Performance Tab in vCenter, then follow these steps to resolve. Log into the vCenter server Browse to the following locations: C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\tomcat\webapps\statsreport\WEB-INF folder Open the...


July 25, 2011  1:01 AM

Free ESXi 5 e-Learning



Posted by: Nathan Simon
e-Learning, ESXi 4, ESXi 5, ESXi training, online labs, training, vmware, vSphere 4, vSphere 5

Hey all, VMware will be releasing ESXi 5 in the near future, what better way to be prepared then to take free e-Learning?

Take a free training course on ESXi Essentials.VMware Education Services team has just made available a new, FREE elearning course dedicated to...


July 18, 2011  6:28 PM

VMware vSphere 5 (Pre-Register)



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESXi 5, evaluation, server heartbeat, storage appliance, Virtualization, vmware, vSphere 5

This just in from VMware.com

Pre-register to receive a 60-day evaluation of vSphere 5. You will be notified by email once vSphere 5 is available for download. Features &...


June 29, 2011  1:58 AM

VMware vCenter Operations



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESXi, salesforce, vCenter Operations, vmware, vsphere 4.1

Check this out. You will need a salesforce.com password, but if you have dealt with VMware or are a vendor, then you should be able to get your hands on one.

 


June 28, 2011  2:25 AM

ESXi 4.1 migration guide



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX 3.5, ESX 4.0, ESXi, ESXi 4.1, esxi migration, upgrade to ESXi 4.1, vmware, vsphere

If you were sitting there staring at your ESX 3.5/4.0 infrastructure and wondering, "How am I ever going to migrate to ESXi 4.1?" Well look no further as I have the link just for you.

VMware ESXi is VMware’s next generation hypervisor architecture and is designed to improve...


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