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

vsphere 4.1

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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.

 

April 28, 2011  1:31 PM

New vReference Cards



Posted by: Nathan Simon
configuration, esxtop, firewall, maximums, PDF, VCP, vReference, vsphere 4.1

These PDFs are amazing, when i was studying for VCP 4 I used these religously. They leave nothing uncovered and are very useful in a pinch. The documents contain commands, maximums, definitions, you name it, its there! I have also included links to other great references. Click


July 20, 2010  4:03 AM

P2V Conversion Fails, OS will not boot



Posted by: Nathan Simon
conversion fails, P2V fails, vconverter, vHardware, VM fails to boot, vmconverter fails to convert machine, vmware, VMware hardware 4, VMware hardware 7, vSphere 4.0 Update 2, vsphere 4.1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

Sometimes you get a server that fails to convert, i.e. it just won't boot. If you use a Recovery CD (Windows Server 2003/2008 Install Disk) you can see that the files are all there, but it just refuses to boot no matter what you do. Well here is what I ran into... ESX Host was ESX 4.1(same results...


July 14, 2010  4:02 AM

VMware vSphere 4.1 is Officially Released!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX, ESXi, vmware, VMware ESXi 4.1 Embedded, VMware ESXi 4.1 Installable, VMware vCenter Server 4.1, vsphere 4.1, vSphere Client

Its finally here, VMware vSphere 4.1, which includes VMware ESXi 4.1 Installable, VMware ESXi 4.1 Embedded, and VMware vCenter Server 4.1. I intend to start testing this new release tomorrow am, I am usually a big fan of ESX4 Installable, but based on how things are going in VMware I will have...


July 13, 2010  3:39 AM

vSphere 4.1



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX, ESXi, SMB clients, vmotion, vmware, vsphere 4.1, vSphere Essentials, vSphere Essentials Plus

VMware is to announce the official release of vSphere 4.1 tomorrow. One great option for SMB Clients is vSphere Essentials Plus.

VMware vSphere Essentials Plus—This kit includes all the features of vSphere Essentials, plus High Availability and Data Recovery to automatically recover...


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