Category Archives: VMWare

Commvault Simpana 9.0 with Granular File Recovery for Linux under VMWare

I am currently going through the process of installing a brand new Commvault installation. One thing I am evaluating is doing most of my backups via the Virtual Server iDataAgent, this will give me “bare metal” recovery of my VM’s … Continue reading

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VMWare ESX 4.0 Update 1 Supports Windows 7!

Good news! VMWare have decided to finally add support for Windows 7. I would say a little too late given the general availability of the RTM for the last couple of months. Continue reading

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VMWare vSphere Client on Windows 7 doesn’t work

There are certain things that when it doesn’t work you wouldn’t be surprised. We all have that application that hasn’t been updated in years but we still need to use on a regular basis. I can somewhat understand why these things don’t work within a new operating system. But for something that gets updated on a regular basis to not work, that is a different story altogether and that really annoys me. Continue reading

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VMWare ESXi 4.0 and Boot from SAN

VMWare have just released the free VMWare ESXi 4.0. I have just tested and it now supports Boot from SAN. WOOT!! I have been looking into using USB drives as a way to boot my VMWare farm servers, but am … Continue reading

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Monitoring VMWare’s Free ESXi 3.5 with Cacti

Monitor the free VMWare ESXi 3.5 with Cacti to keep historical data based on CPU Utilisation and Memory Usage over time. Continue reading

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