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

April, 2011

April 28, 2011  7:38 PM

Enable SSH root access for ESXi via Service Console

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To enable SSH access for the root user you need to have another user created through ViClient. After you are logged in SSH session with that user, switch to the root user with the command: su - Edit the configuration file for SSH with the command: nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config Find the...

April 28, 2011  1:31 PM

New vReference Cards

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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

April 28, 2011  4:23 AM

Sysinternals Process Monitor Update

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One of my favorite apps to use. I am not sure where I would be without it. I have included an insert for your reading pleasure.

Introduction Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It...

April 28, 2011  4:08 AM

XFX Radeon HD 6990 – Fastest Video Card in the World?

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Okay all you gamers fanatics, have you taken a look at the current reigning champion of video cards? The XFX Radeon HD 6990 is a one card SLI solution, that requires quite a lot of power to run, how much you ask? Well the minimum recommended power supply is 750 watts. Also make sure you have...

April 26, 2011  11:39 PM

Sony to release two Android Tablets

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Are you a Sony fan-boy? Do you crave the incompatible and proprietary? Well Sony is slated to release two new tablets, while maybe not proprietary they will be unique.

The S1 has a 9.4-inch (1280-by-800) display and front and rear cameras, while the S2 has two 5.5-inch displays that...

April 26, 2011  6:17 PM

My New OCZ Vertex2 SSD Drive

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Recently my ASUS P8P67-Deluxe started to show failure on the disk drives, even after moving my SATA disks to the 6G ports. I decided it was time to swap out my mainboard with a "B3 Stepping" board. When I was at Memory Express here in Winnipeg, I decided that I wanted to also take my existing HDD...

April 24, 2011  8:06 PM

Android is Global Smartphone OS Market Leader

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Here is a quick breakdown based on the Global Average as of March, I couldn't find April numbers. Interesting that a smartphone can come out of nowhere and quickly overtake the market... that's the power of Google I guess! Android is at 38%, a +29.4% change. RIM(BlackBerry) is at 24.5%, a...

April 24, 2011  7:54 PM

Windows 7 sells 350 Million Copies in 18 Months

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Yet, its nowhere close to Windows XP overall penetration of the global operating systems market (54%). Windows 7, in contrast, is flourishing both at home and at work. Microsoft cites an IDC estimate that 90 percent of corporations are currently in the process of migrating to Windows 7, and...

April 20, 2011  2:30 AM

Migrate DHCP from Server 2003 to Server 2008

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Wan to know how to export DHCP from Server 2003 and move it to Server 2008? Well I found the step by step instructions of how to do so. Mind you this could also be used to backup a DHCP Scope on Windows Server 2003 as well. Not sure how many of you techies out there are...

April 20, 2011  2:25 AM

Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 for Windows Server 2008R2

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You got it, you can now download iSCSI Target software for free, i believe it used to be Starwind iSCI Target software, which was then bought out by Microsoft.

The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target has been available for production use as part of Windows Storage Server since early 2007....

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