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

vsphere


October 21, 2009  3:45 AM

vSphere and Datastore Monitoring



Posted by: Nathan Simon
datastore management, ESX 3.5, storage monitoring, thin provisioning, traps, Veeam Monitor, vmware, vsphere, vsphere alarms

I just wanted to point out an article that I found while searching about vSphere and Datastore management and monitoring. What would be better than being warned that your datastore is reaching a critical point, wouldn't it be nice to intercept before the VMs crash?! Of course it would. Check out...

September 17, 2009  12:05 AM

Openfiler, Free and Opensource



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX 3.5, ESX 4, ESX Server, HP All-In-One, HP MSA, iSCSI, iSCSI target, open source iscsi appliance, openfiler, Petri, vcp-310, VMWare workstation, vsphere

I am back in the books after being un-prepared for VCP-310 and was needing some iSCSI practice, well i dont have an MSA or HP All-In-One laying around so i improvised. My buddy Raj ( he has a blog on here also) pointed me to a program called Openfiler. I was able to create a VM on VMware...


August 28, 2009  4:11 PM

Veeam Backup and Replication 4.0



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX 3.5, ESX4, replication, seeding, VCB, Veeam 4.0, Veeam Backup and, Veeam Backup and Replication, vsphere, vStorage API

The soon to be release #1 Backup solution for ESX 3.5 and vSphere is better than ever! Read below for all the new features. If you would like to be notified when Veeam Backup 4 gets released go here. • Native support for...


April 22, 2009  1:59 AM

“vSphere” is Officially Launched



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Comparison Chart, editions, ESX 4, Paul Maritz, ThinApp, vmware, VMware vSphere Editions Comparison Chart, VMware vSphere Upgrade Center, vmware.com, vsphere

Well it wasn't release as in go install it, 30 days from now, you should see a download available. But you can check out the official VMware website for more information. You can also check out the official Simulcast...


April 16, 2009  4:07 AM

ESX 4 and ESX 4i



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX 4, ESX 4i, hot add memory, powershell, Techday, VI Toolkit 1.5, vmware, vsphere

Rumors abound, ESX 4 and 4i are soon to be released. A couple notable items are that VMWare is going to allow more then 4vCPU per VM. Also Administrators will be able to hot upgrade memory using the VI Toolkit 1.5. Hot adding memory can only be done in a Server 2008 VM. With the ability to build...


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