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June 25, 2010  2:07 AM

VMware ESX 4 Update 2



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX 4 Update 2, ESXi, trial installation, VCP, vmware, vsphere

Well its been out for about a month, and just wanted to remind my readers that ESX 4 Update 2 is now out... i have included an insert and a link to the download below.

Enablement of Fault Tolerance Functionality for Intel Xeon 56xx Series processors— vSphere 4.0 Update 1 supports the...

June 3, 2010  3:39 AM

Windows 7 P2V for ESX/VMware Workstation



Posted by: Nathan Simon
32-bit, 64-bit, bootloader, BSOD, disk2vhd, microsoft, P2V, VHD, vmdk, vmware, VMware Converter Standalone, VMWare workstation, vsphere, Windows 7, x64

Why is it so hard to find out how to properly P2V(physical to virtual) Windows 7 32 or 64 bit? I looked all over the net, googled until i couldn't google anymore and could not find the answer. Everything I did would end up in a BSOD or Bootloader errors, so i gave up. Then one night I was...


May 26, 2010  12:31 PM

VMware Workstation 7.1 Just released



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Aero, DirectX 9, industry standard, opengl, Virtualization, vmware, VMware Workstation 7.1, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

As of yesterday the industry standard in desktop virtualization has just been upgraded to version 7.1. Along with the new release comes the ability to create virtual machines with up to 8 vcpus and 32GB of memory, driverless printing with no configuration for both Windows and Linux guest...


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 25, 2010  12:58 AM

New StarWind High Availability iSCSI SAN Software Free for Any VMware vExpert, VCP or VCI



Posted by: Nathan Simon
datastore, iSCSI target, lun, mcp, starwind, VCP, VCP3, vcp4, vmware

Straight from StarWindsoftware.com, mind you this is a little late, but I am sure not many people were aware, is if you are a VCP or MCP(apparently), and email vmware@starwind.com, you can get a key to activate the software. I have included an insert from...


March 23, 2010  12:06 AM

VMware Brings Enterprise-Class Virtualization to SMBs at Half the Price



Posted by: Nathan Simon
small to medium business, SMB, Timothy Stephan, Virtualization, vmware, vSphere 4, vSphere Essentials

VMware announced that as of March 18th vSphere Essentials can be acquired for less than $500 USD. Finally VMware is looking more seriously at the SMB space, not just enterprise, this will allow many more companies to take advantage of this great technology.

“VMware vSphere allows...


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...


January 21, 2010  10:38 PM

Passed VCP-410!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
iSCSI, VCP, vcp-310, VCP-410, VCP3, vDistributed Switches, vmotion, vmware, vsphere, vSwitching

Well I did it with 9 business days of studying I attained VCP vSphere4 Status! Since I am not a good studier as my buddy Raj, I found the exam a little more difficult. When I found out that they lowered the...


January 15, 2010  1:42 AM

vSphere vCenter Update Manager SSL Error.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
SSL Error, The request failed due to an SSL error, upgrade virtual center, vCenter Update 1, vCenter Update Manager, vmware, vSphere 4, VUM

Some people over look this when upgrading to vCenter 4, even though it warns you before installing vCenter... yeah I fell for it also.

Upgrading VirtualCenter 2.5 to vCenter Server 4.0 Update 1 without upgrading VUM and Converter might result in certain issues If you upgrade...


January 9, 2010  6:33 PM

VCP-410 (vSphere Certification)



Posted by: Nathan Simon
certification, deadline, VCP, vcp-310, VCP-410, virtual infrasrtuture client, Virtualization, vmware, vSphere 4

If you are someone like me and looking to get the VMware Certification before time runs out, your actually not too late. VMware hasofficially extended the date at which you can take the exam. The statement below is straight from VMware's website.

Due to overwhelming demand, existing...


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