The musings of an IT Consultant:

August, 2008


August 28, 2008  9:49 PM

VMWare Infrastructure Client now runs on 64-bit



Posted by: Raj Perumal
64 bit, VC 2.5, VI Client, vi client 2.5, Vista, VMWare ESX 3.5, VMWare Infrastructure Client

Hi folks, just a quick update to a previous blog post. The VMWare Infrastructure client now runs on 64 bit as of 3.5 update 1 and VC 2.5 update 1. No need to perform any tricks or hacks to get it to work. Just install it as per usual and it should work just fine. -RP

August 25, 2008  4:11 PM

Microsoft relaxes licensing around virtual mobility for 41 server applications



Posted by: Raj Perumal
41 server applications, Application server license mobility, ESX, ESX 3.5, Hyper-V, Microsoft licensing, New Microsoft Licensing and Support Eases Path to Virtu, quick motion, virtual licensing, virtual machines, virtual mobility, virtual mobility licensing, vmotion, VMWare

Hi folks, before when you had to move virtual machines from one server to another using technologies like vmotion you had to ensure you had a license for the server applications on both host physical servers. The only way you could move this was if you did it once every 90 days. Microsoft has...


August 24, 2008  4:51 PM

How to configure your BlackBerry to delete messages on the BlackBerry device and in your Outlook Inbox in a BES environment



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BES environment, BlackBerry, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Email Reconciliation settings, Mailbox and Handheld, Mailbox Wins, Message reconciliation, outlook inbox, synchronize deletions, wireless reconcile, wireless reconciliation settings

One of the simplest configuration checks you should do when having BlackBerry synchronization issues with deletions in a BES environment is to check your reconciliation settings. First go into the Messages section of your BlackBerry. Then click on the BlackBerry button to access the menu for...


August 24, 2008  4:37 PM

Deleted messages on BlackBerry are not showing up as deleted in Outlook Inbox and read messages are not showing up as read.



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BES synchronization, Blackberry Enterprise Server, BlackBerry reconciliation, BlackBerry synchronization, CDO versions, cdo.dll, deleted messages not deleting from inbox, deleted messages not synchronizing, deletions not synchronizing, dll version mismatch, MAPI32 versions, mapi32.dll, read messages not synchronizing, register dll, regsvr32

Another common BlackBerry synchronization issue is also when you delete messages on the BlackBerry and the message does not get deleted from your Outlook inbox even if you click on "Reconcile Now" from the BlackBerry menu. Also another common effect is that when you read a message it doesn’t show...


August 24, 2008  4:19 PM

Shift deleting of message in your inbox not deleting on your BlackBerry?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BES synchronization, BlackBerry, BlackBerry Doc ID KB14142, Blackberry Enterprise Server, BlackBerry synchronization, hard delete, hard delete reconciliation, hard deletions, outlook inbox, shift deleting, synchronize deleted emails

Another common BlackBerry question I get is regarding deletion of messages. I could probably write a whole novel about all the different issues you can run into with BlackBerry synchronization but I'll spare you the pain and just mention a few things. :) When people hold the shift key down and...


August 23, 2008  9:17 PM

Remote access when on the road



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Access Essentials, Citrix, Citrix Access Gateway, Presentation Server, published applications, SSL VPN, www.citrix.com, XenApp

So I thought i'd talk a little bit about remote access since I was just away on vacation for a week. There are a lot of technologies out there you can use for remote access, all of them promising complete access to your network while you're on the road. I've always found adopting multiple...


August 17, 2008  4:11 AM

Intel releases USB 3.0 Spec



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Intel, spec, specification, USB 3.0, USB Controller

Hi folks, it looks like we have yet another new technology on the horizon, the next USB spec, USB 3.0! Intel just recently released the spec. The new USB 3.0 spec suggests speeds of up to 4 GB/second. This is great news for the IT industry as USB has quickly become the predominant connection...


August 16, 2008  2:57 PM

VMWare Update 2 Bug Fixed



Posted by: Raj Perumal
August 12th bug, http://kb2.vmware.com/kb/1006716.html, Hyper-V, Update 2 Bug, Update 2 bug fix, Update 2 bug resolution, Update 2 time bomb, Virtualization, VMWare, XenServer

As you may have now heard, VMWare has fixed the bug with update 2. They pulled the update and were finally able to release a fix. What does this tell us?

Even the largest of companies can have issues with their Q&A processes. No matter how perfect we endeavour to be there is always...


August 12, 2008  3:10 PM

VMWare – Major Bug with ESX 3.5 Update 2



Posted by: Raj Perumal
3.5, ESX, ESX 3.5 Update 2, patches, Update 2, VMWare, VMWare bug

Hi folks, breaking news in the virtual world! Apparently ESX 3.5 Update 2 is wreaking havoc with people's ESX servers. According to reports it is throwing "A general system error occurred: Internal Error". This is a known problem at VMWare and there is no known fix as of yet.

 You can...


August 11, 2008  4:28 AM

Packet sniffing is your best friend…



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Ethereal, Network Monitor, Packet Sniffing, Wireshark

Sometimes when you are troubleshooting network issues, you just can't seem to put your finger on the source of the problem. Whatever it is that is causing your network issue is evading you and you're wondering how are you going to track it down. I find using a packet sniffer to actually look at...


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