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

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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 >...

June 9, 2011  1:35 AM

New! QNAP TS-459/559/659 Pro II



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Citrix, hyper-v, iSCSI, microsoft, NAS, QNAP, usb 3.0, vmware, Xen

Awesome news, the new QNAP's have arrived!

The new models ship with new V3.4 of QNAP’s renowned NAS management software, supporting all-in-one server applications such as file sharing, FTP server, printer sharing (LAN and Internet), web server, and even video surveillance. Other...


May 27, 2011  1:25 PM

Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Address Book Policies, Exchange Server 2010, Hybrid Configuration Wizard, microsoft, Outlook Web App, OWA, Service Pack 1, service pack 2, SP1, SP2, vmware

Last week Exchange 2010 service pack 2 was announced, below are some of the new features.

Outlook Web App (OWA) Mini: A browse-only version of OWA designed for low bandwidth and resolution devices. Based on the existing Exchange 2010 SP1 OWA infrastructure, this feature provides a...


May 23, 2011  8:20 PM

Free VMware Training!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
best practices, vmware, vsphere, vSphere Architecture, vSphere Essentials, vSphere Essentials Plus

If you purchase VMware vSphere Essentials or Essentials Plus during the promotional period (March 8th - Sept 15th 2011) you will receive tokens to take free online courses.

For a limited time, buy VMware vSphere Essentials or Essentials Plus and get vSphere Fundamentals for SMBs online...


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...


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...


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