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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 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...


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...


June 27, 2011  9:15 PM

Why TOE (TCP Offload Engine)



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESXi, hardware compatability list, iSCSI, SAN, TCP Offload Engine, TCP/IP, TOE, vmnic, vmware

Here is a great article on TOE, and how it benefits iSCSI Traffic for VMware. But first the insert.

The development of TCP offload engines marks a significant advance for all TCP/IP based protocols, including iSCSI. Although TCP provides session integrity in potentially congested or...


June 10, 2011  3:00 PM

HP MSA 2012i “Error sending e-mail”



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Email Notification, Event Notification, HP, MSA, MSA 2012i, Send Test Email, vmware

If you are trying to setup the e-mail notification and are receiving "Error sending e-mail" every time you click on "Test Send e-mail" I may have a solution. Follow the below instructions. Manage -> Event Notification -> email configuration Email Address - user@example.com Email...


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