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

vmware


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...


October 31, 2010  3:45 PM

vReference 4.1 card released



Posted by: Nathan Simon
VCAP, VCP 4, VCP 4.1, vcp-310, vmware, VMware training materials, vReference

This was released last month, but i am pretty sure that most of my readers are not aware of this little gem. Here are some updates from the last revision for those who do keep up to date with vReference.com.

  • Maximums to 4.1 levels
  • Storage IO Control
  • VM-Host...


October 26, 2010  12:01 PM

VMware and Defragmentation



Posted by: Nathan Simon
defraggler, defragmentation, hyper-v, shrink the disk, virtual disks, vmware

I am not just talking about defragmenting VMFS but the actual Virtual Machine virtual disks. Like real hard drives performance can suffer due to fragmentation. See the insert below from vmware.com

Defragmenting Virtual Disks Like physical...


October 22, 2010  2:42 PM

View Client 4.5 and Internet Explorer 9 Beta



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX, Internet Explorer 9 Beta, microsoft, PCoIP, view client fails to connect, view client stick, vmware, vmware view 4.5 and internet explorer 9, Windows, Windows 7 SP1 Beta

It just doesn't work... no matter what the settings, there is something in IE9 includes an updated networking library that causes View Client to fail. You may get an error message or you may get nothing but a stuck view client, in which you need to use task manager and end the process. The process...


October 13, 2010  2:36 AM

VMware Converter 4.3



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Hyper-V R1, Hyper-V R2, IPv6, new version, Server 2008 R2, VCB, vCenter, vmware, VMware Converter 4.3, VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3, vsphere, Windows 7

VMware Converter was released Aug 20th 2010. There are some new features and functions, yet there are some discontinued features. See below. What's New The VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.3 includes the following new functionality:  •Support for VMware vSphere 4.1 as...


September 23, 2010  7:01 PM

Veeam File Level Restore



Posted by: Nathan Simon
best practises, File level restore, file level restore error, Veeam, vmware

What is it? It allows you to restore guest OS files from multiple operating systems, for instance Linux. How do you enable it? download and install VMware Player, after that "Veeam File Level Restore" takes over. There is a couple settings that you can set in Preferences that will save you some...


September 21, 2010  2:05 PM

RV Tools for VMware



Posted by: Nathan Simon
datastores, ESX 3.5, ESX hosts, ESX vSphere 4, ESXi 3.5, ESXi vSphere 4, heartbeat, rvtools, snapshots, vinfo, vmnics, vmware, VMware Tools

RVTools RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX 3.5, ESX3i, ESX4i and vSphere 4 RVTools is able to list information about cpu, memory, disks, nics,...


September 1, 2010  12:49 AM

VMware View 4.5 Just Announced at VMworld 2010



Posted by: Nathan Simon
dekstop virtualization, ESX 4.1, seamless desktop experience, USB Passthrough, View 4.5, vmware, VMworld 2010, vSphere vCenter

Day 1 at VMworld, you couldnt officialy talk about VMware View 4.5. Day 2 at VMworld, its officially been announced! Create a seamless desktop experience with VMware View 4.5, the industry’s leading purpose-built solution for delivering desktops as a managed service. Transform application and...


August 30, 2010  4:11 AM

VMware Snapshot Issue : Unable to Access File… Locked



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX 4, Remove all snapshots, snapshot, Unable to Access file since it is locked, Veeam Backup, Veeam backup failure, Veeam replication failure, vmware, VMware Snapshot Issue, vsphere

I had a server that stopped a backing up via Veeam, VMware said it had a snapshot(Remove all snapshots <Servername> Unable to Access file <unspecified filename> since it is locked.), but I didnt see any in Snapshot manager. What I had to do to reveal the snapshot was to create a new...


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