The musings of an IT Consultant:

February, 2009


February 28, 2009  10:18 PM

Citrix XenServer now free

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, you may have heard that Citrix XenServer is now free. This is great news for the virtualization world because now we have yet another fully capable virtualization product without virtual machine limits...

February 27, 2009  9:25 PM

64 Bit Rant

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

So I’d like to rant a little bit about something today, and that’s 64 bit desktop (not server) support in a Windows world. I’ve been using 64 bit Windows operating systems for...


February 27, 2009  9:09 PM

The new HP Blade: HP ProLiant BL495c

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, today I wanted to talk about the new BL495c blade from HP. This is a Blade server that was made just for virtualization. How you ask?


February 27, 2009  8:39 PM

My Experience with Windows 7

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, so I tried out the recent beta of Windows 7 on my laptop having been absolutely fed up with my Vista 64 bit installation. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. My...


February 27, 2009  4:33 PM

HP and EDS Pay Cuts

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, the recent pay cut announcement at HP and EDS has been taken with mixed reactions. If you haven’t heard yet, they have announced that workers will be receiving a pay cut in...


February 15, 2009  10:22 PM

Rumours regarding Windows 7 upgrade from Vista

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

So unless your head has been under the sand lately, you've probably heard the latest rumours. The rumours are that Microsoft is considering providing a Windows 7 upgrade to recent Windows Vista buyers for free or for a substantially low upgrade price. There is a 


February 15, 2009  2:28 AM

VMware Infrastructure Management Assistant (VIMA)

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, I wanted to bring your attention to a VMware virtual appliance. This appliance is called VIMA, VMware Infrastructure Management Assistant. It is a virtual appliance running Red Hat Enterprise Linux from which you can run...


February 14, 2009  11:22 PM

Configuring NFS in Windows

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hello again folks! As I had mentioned previously, I want to talk a little bit about configuring NFS in Windows. Since last we spoke I had mentioned using the Allegro NFS product and that I was considering purchasing it after my trial was over. NFS is a great solution to use along with the...


February 8, 2009  12:29 AM

Scheduling jobs in ESXi the Easy Way

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

So continued from my previous blogs, I wanted to discuss scheduling jobs in ESXi. Due to the way ESXi is made, you cannot edit the cron jobs and expect them to still be there with their changes past a reboot. Rebooting an ESXi server clears the cron jobs. The cron jobs reset back to their default...


February 7, 2009  11:09 PM

Creating virtual machine backups in VMware continued…

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hello again, so here we go continued from my previous post. I am going to explain how to implement this script in VMware ESXi as this is the most likely way people will be using this script. Most peole using the full VMware ESX version will probably go with a commercial 3rd party product backup...


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