The musings of an IT Consultant:

November, 2008


November 25, 2008  7:43 PM

Converting a virtual machine to ESXi Server

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Convert virtual machine to ESXi, ESXi, P2V to ESXi, VM, VMWare, VMware converter

Now with ESXi being free, a lot of people find themselves using it. One of the things people want to be doing is converting their existing servers and importing them into their new ESXi server. Another thing you can do is take any existing virtual machines you might have setup under VMware...

November 23, 2008  8:58 PM

Portable 2.5″ Pocket Hard Drives

Posted by: Raj Perumal
2.5" HDD, portable hard drive, portable USB hard drive, USB 2.0

Hi folks, I just wanted to speak briefly about portable hard drives. I always carry my 16 GB USB key on me for use while I'm consulting, but even that isn't big enough for some of the tasks I need it for. In those cases where I need a larger drive I rather use the new 2.5" pocket hard drives...

November 22, 2008  8:57 PM

BlackBerry Storm Sells out on First Day

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Apple, BlackBerry, BlackBerry Storm, Cell phones, ClickThrough, iPhone, smart phone, Storm, touch screen

Hi folks, so rumour has it that the new BlackBerry Storm sold extremely well on it's first day. In cell phone stores all across the USA the Storm was sold out. In some places stores sold out of the Storm in less than an hour. I hope Apple picks it's head up and takes note of this. This means...

November 21, 2008  3:06 AM

Bell Canada and Google at each other’s throats regarding Net Neutrality

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Bell, CRTC, Google, internet throttling, Net Neutrality

Bell Canada as you may know is currently in a heated battle with consumers regarding Internet throttling. This obviously has Net Neutrality proponents up in arms. Bell is insisting on still throttling it's customers Internet use such as with Bit Torrent but consumers are demanding that this...

November 21, 2008  2:42 AM

Traditional servers vs Virtualized ones…

Posted by: Raj Perumal
scared of virtualization, Traditional servers, Virtualization, VMWare

Hi folks, this is going to be a bit of a rant..... You see lately I've been running into more and more people who refuse to embrace virtualization. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not talking about the people with real legitimate reasons not to virtualize. I'm talking about the people who have...

November 21, 2008  2:25 AM

VMware snapshots, live it, love it, learn it!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX, ESXi, Snapshot, snapshots, snapshotting, VMWare

Hi folks, here's a standard feature of VMware that a lot of people take for granted that I thought would bear mentioning. Snapshots! So you have an application or patch you want to install and you don't know what effect it will have on your server. What do you do? Take a snapshot! With VMware...

November 21, 2008  1:11 AM

Deduplication, a great way to store stuff.

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Data Domain, Deduplication, HP, single instance storage

Hi folks, long time no talk, I'm sitting here enjoying my vacation and it's time to catch up on some blogging as it's almost over. So who here has heard of deduplication? Deduplication is essentially a form of single instance storage. What it allows for is the ability to store lots of data...

November 9, 2008  11:16 PM

Cisco Nexus 1000V switch announced for VMware!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, Cisco buys VMware stock, Cisco Nexus 1000V, virtual switch, VMWare, VMware stock

As you may have already heard, not to long ago Cisco announced the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch for use with VMware. This is a virtual switch that leverages VMware's technology but uses the power of Cisco networking. Why is this...

November 9, 2008  10:55 PM

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Mobile Voice System (BES MVS)

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Ascendant Voice Mobility Suite, BES MVS, BlackBerry, BlackBerry Enterprise Server Mobile Voice System, BlackBerry MVS Services, MVS Client, RIM

Hi folks, so here's a nice new product from the folks at RIM. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Mobile Voice System, or BES MVS for short. It's an add-on that you purchase to implement in your BES environment and what it gives you is the ability to leverage your VOIP system for use with your BlackBerry...

November 9, 2008  10:44 PM

VMware Update 3 is out! Vizioncore will be releasing VRanger support for ESXi 3.5 soon!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX 3.5, ESXi 3.5, hot VM backup, live virtual machine backup, Vizioncore, VMWare, VMware Update 3, vRanger

Hi folks, VMware Update 3 is now out and it addresses quite a few outstanding issues. You can read about the resolved issues in the release notes here. With VMware Update 3 out now once again you should...


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