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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...

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...

February 13, 2010  4:35 PM

Cannot Upgrade ESX 3.5u4 to vSphere using vSphere Host Update Utility

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Cannot Upgrade ESX 3.5u4 to vSphere using vSphere Host Update Utility, ESX 3.5, esx-4.0.0-1.9-208167-release, Unsupported ESX version: esx-4.0.0-1.9-208167-release, Upgrade Package Validation Failed, viclient, VMware-viclient-all-4.0.0-208111, vSphere 4

I am doing an upgrade right now to ESX vSphere4, using the Host Update Utility, sure enough it failed (nothing ever works the first time, right?) with this error message Upgrade Package Validation Failed: Unsupported ESX version: esx-4.0.0-1.9-208167-release . Basically what it is saying to you...

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...

December 1, 2009  12:25 AM

vSphere 4 Vmxnet3 Adapter

Posted by: Nathan Simon
e1000, Intel, network infrastructure card, NIC, paravirtualization, vmware, vmxnet, vmxnet3, vSphere 4

So you think you know Vmware, you have recently upgraded to vSphere 4.0 and you provision a new virtual machine, using the standard E1000 Nick (basically an Intel Pro 1000 Network Interface Card), you have bound 4 1Gb Nics to the virtual switch that the VM is on, so basically, your OS will only get...

October 22, 2009  3:14 PM

VMware Vroom!

Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX, iphone, rss, viigo, vmware best practices, vmware performance, vmware vroom, vSphere 4, white paper


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October 6, 2009  9:33 PM

Veeam Monitor 4.5 + Veeam Business View

Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX 3.5, monitor vmware performance, Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Business View, Veeam Monitor, vm sprawl, vmware, vSphere 4

... Are now  is now available! For the first time ever, you can see the impact of virtual infrastructure performance on individual business units…and take immediate action! Veeam’s newest release now allows you to bridge the gap between IT and business: - Group, view, and manage virtual...

September 26, 2009  5:01 AM

DRS, Vmotion, and Snapshots

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Distributed Resource Scheduling, DRS, ESX, ESX 3.5, ESX 4.0, snapshots, vmotion, vSphere 4

I think setting DRS(Distributed Resource Scheduling) to manual mode when removing snapshots, should be best practice, especially when you are only running two ESX servers and they are slightly taxed. Why? Mainly because when you remove a snapshot, especially a two tiered one, it can cause the hard...

July 24, 2009  5:05 AM

vSphere 4 and Windows Server 2008

Posted by: Nathan Simon
hyper-v, paravirtualization, vSphere 4, Windows Server 2008

Here is another quick one for you all...  When creating a Windows Server 2008 Virtual Machine, do not enable paravirtualization, I know you want to, but whilst using vSphere, you will not be able to install the PCI Memory Controller Interface(you will be prompted to find drivers for this device,...


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