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

Virtualization


May 4, 2011  1:07 PM

Update : VMware Workstation 7.1.4



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Fedora 14, microsoft, program update, RHEL 6.0, security update, USB, vmware, VMWare workstation, Windows 7 SP1

VMware Workstation 7.1.4 is a FREE update for all VMware Workstation 7 users. Highlights of VMware Workstation 7.1.4 are: - Windows 7 SP1 and Ubuntu 10.10 are officially supported. - Improved support for RHEL 6.0 and Fedora 14. - Resolved customer reported USB device issues. - Enhanced...

April 24, 2011  8:06 PM

Android is Global Smartphone OS Market Leader



Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, BlackBerry, google, Honeycomb, microsoft, Nokia, RIM, smartphone market leader, Symbian, Windows Phone 7

Here is a quick breakdown based on the Global Average as of March, I couldn't find April numbers. Interesting that a smartphone can come out of nowhere and quickly overtake the market... that's the power of Google I guess! Android is at 38%, a +29.4% change. RIM(BlackBerry) is at 24.5%, a...


April 20, 2011  2:25 AM

Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 for Windows Server 2008R2



Posted by: Nathan Simon
cluster, hyper-v, iSCSI target, starwind, Virtualization, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2

You got it, you can now download iSCSI Target software for free, i believe it used to be Starwind iSCI Target software, which was then bought out by Microsoft.

The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target has been available for production use as part of Windows Storage Server since early 2007....


February 24, 2011  1:19 AM

TS-859U-RP+ Turbo NAS



Posted by: Nathan Simon
dual core, enterprise storage, Flash Memory, Intel Atom, LAN Port, NAS, QNAP, TS-859U-RP+, Veeam, vmware

Qnap's Enterprise offering is here, the TS-859U-RP+ I am looking at implementing this as a third party storage unit for Veeam Backups, it should work very well. I am also going to populate the NAS with 8 2TB Enterprise drives for a total of 16 TB Raw! Here are the details. Hardware...


February 24, 2011  1:11 AM

Troubleshooting vSphere Performance



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX hosts, ESXi, performance, Performance Troubleshooting, step-by-step, vmware, VMware vSphere 4, vsphere

Everyone loves VMware, but when an ESX hosts decides to not work properly, or you are seeing sluggish performance where do you turn? Either VMware technical support or the Internet. Well a colleague of mine passed this on to me.

The hugely popular Performance Troubleshooting for VMware...


January 29, 2011  4:51 PM

HP Elitebooks



Posted by: Nathan Simon
8540w, 8740w, Hewlett-Packard Co., HP, HP EliteBook 8740w, Virtualization, vmware

Maximum PC has a nice review on an EliteBook 8740w, while this beast of a notebook isn't for everyone, it definitely plays in the space of high end developers, designers, and Senior Systems Engineers.

With features squarely aimed at businesses that require a color-accurate display,...


January 13, 2011  1:40 AM

Lost HTTP Access to MSA 2012i



Posted by: Nathan Simon
cannot access via browser, Firefox, HP, http access not working, Internet Explorer, iSCSI, lun, microsoft, MSA 2000, MSA 2012i, Storage Controller, vmware, Windows

Well, the scenario is that I lost the ability to manage the storage controllers via a web browser. I could ping each controller fine, and I could also telnet into them, which is great, because with telnet you can fix this issue. Go to Command Prompt. Type telnet 192.168.x.x (whatever the IP...


January 3, 2011  1:08 AM

VMware Workstation 7.1.3



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Linux, maintenance release, microsoft, Resolved Issues, Ubuntu, vmware, VMware Workstation 7.1.3, Windows, Windows 7

VMware Workstation v7.1.3 is a maintenance release that resolves some known issues. Its isn't a major release so unless you are having issues with the application, there isn't a need to upgrade yet. When launching previous versions of VMware Workstation you will get a notice stating that this...


December 30, 2010  9:23 PM

Personal Phone / Work Phone



Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, LG, Nexus One, smartphone, Virtualization, vmware

Huh? You ask? Well what I am talking about is the fact that LG and VMware are working together to get smartphones in the hands of all employees. This way the employee can have their work phone seperate via a virtual layer from there personal phone, they get some smartphone virus on their...


December 15, 2010  3:07 PM

Veeam is free for VCP



Posted by: Nathan Simon
NFR, VCP, Veeam, Veeam Backup and Replication 5, vmware

You heard me, Veeam is so proud of being number 1 for VMware Backup solutions that they are giving away NFR licenses to VMware VCPs, amongst other designations.

“We are proud of the deep VMware expertise we’ve built into Veeam Backup & Replication v5,” explained Doug...


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