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June 28, 2011  2:17 AM

VMware ESXi 5.0 Release Features



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Adobe Flex, ESXi 5, Feature List, hypervisor, iSCSI, SSD, Storage vMotion, VDI, virtual machine, VM, VMFS5, vmotion, vSphere 5

I have the latest ESXi 5 features, check them out! There might be some additions closer to the release date but as of right now, it looks like there is a good number of improvements.

• Build on the vSphere ESXi hypervisor architecture • vSphere Auto Deploy combining host...

June 10, 2011  2:36 PM

Jerky mouse performance on Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine



Posted by: Nathan Simon
32-bit, ESXi 4.0, ESXi 4.1, jerky mouse in vm, virtual machine, VM, vmware, VMware drivers, VMware Tools, WDDM Drivers, Windows Server 2008 R2, x64

If you are having issues where the mouse is jerky on a Server 2008 VM, while viewing it from vSphere client "Open Console", check to make sure you have a VMware driver for the video card. You can check by going to the Control Panel > Display > Screen Resolution > Advanced Settings >...


April 6, 2011  2:49 AM

Changed Block Tracking and Veeam Backup 5.0.2



Posted by: Nathan Simon
changed block tracking cannot be enabled, ctkEnabled, ESX 4.1 Update 1, ESXi, vCenter, Veeam 5.0.2, viclient, VM, Windows Server 2008

If you have issues with your backups because of a Changed Block Tracking Issue, it could because you created the backup job with a ESXi user that does not have permissions to enable the "ctkEnabled"...


March 31, 2010  12:55 AM

Veeam SureBackup



Posted by: Nathan Simon
boot from compressed backup, ESX, SureBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication v5.0, Veeam SureBackup, VM, vmware, vsphere

Veeam SureBackup is just around the...


March 18, 2010  3:05 PM

Configure an Alarm in vCenter Server to alert you if a Virtual Machine is running on a snapshot.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
alarm, alerts, commiting snapshots, snapshot, virtual machine, VM, vmware, VMware vCenter Server

Ever check on your VMs and they have been running on a snapshot for the last couple months? Committing a couple months worth of snapshots can take 1 to many hours depending on the hardware and disks present, well VMware has posted a video on how to create an alarm to alert you when virtual machines...


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