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March 19, 2013  12:38 PM

VMware Knowledge Base : New Articles Published this Week



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March 8, 2013  1:51 PM

Latest ESXi 5.1 Hypervisor Patch



Posted by: Nathan Simon
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VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch Release ESXi510-201303001 A host reboot will be required so make sure you migrate all your VMs off onto another host. If you put the intended host into maintenance mode, you will have the choice to migrate VMs off.

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March 7, 2013  4:20 PM

vSphere 5.0 and 5.1 License Feature Comparison



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February 27, 2013  8:44 AM

VMware Partner Exchange 2013 Day 3



Posted by: Nathan Simon
vmware

Well it's 1232am Wednesday the 27th 2013 and I have been up since Tuesday the 26th 645am, roughly 18 hours, I just wanted to thank VMware for another wonderful day at PEX 2013, as well as provide a quick breakdown of tomorrow events and where they are.


February 26, 2013  9:37 PM

VMware Partner Exchange Day 2



Posted by: Nathan Simon
vmware

The reason I started with day 2 is because out flight got cancelled out of Winnipeg on Sunday, so we had to fly out yesterday at 730am, we ended up getting into Las Vegas around 330-4pm and headed straight to our hotel, we checked in, and then hit the floor. A lot of vendors were there, like HP,...


February 21, 2013  11:09 PM

Nathan is going to VMware Partner Exchange 2013!



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January 29, 2013  12:39 AM

VMware Horizon Application Manager 1.5



Posted by: Nathan Simon
IT professional, vmware

Here we go VMware, tackling the application provisioning market, I have heard great things about VHAM 1.5, and am working on getting a solid PoC running in my home lab. I will tell you one thing, it is not for rookies that's for sure! VMware has been doing very well in the Readers Choice Awards...


December 18, 2012  2:22 PM

How to troubleshoot a Purple Screen of Death on an ESXi Host



Posted by: Nathan Simon
vmware, VMware Certified, VMware vCenter Server

So your ESXi host is stuck at a PSOD or the “Purple Screen of Death”, what do you do? Well one would figure its hardware, but it also could be software related. Well I am going to tell you how to download and review the error logs. Mind you the way I am going to explain it is if the host can...


December 18, 2012  1:17 PM

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit v8.0 is Ready for General Consumption



Posted by: Nathan Simon
hyper-v, IT professional, vmware, vsphere

As I mentioned in a previous post about the MAP Beta, the full version is available for download, take advantage of this to get yourself ready for virtualization. I used it to help an Enterprise company plan for ESXi Hosts, hey who said you have to use Hyper-V :)

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December 11, 2012  2:38 PM

Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 Cluster with VMware Virtual Machine using RDM



Posted by: Nathan Simon
cluster, ESXi, IT professional, microsoft, MSCS, vmware

So you want to move your Server 2003 Servers to a clustered environment in VMware. First thing I must mention is  that it is supported by VMware but not Microsoft. So it should be pristine before and after migration. The problem I had been facing was that I would have a two node cluster with SAN...


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