Tag Archive for Virtualization

Test your iSCSI paths

Ever since we moved to the paid version of VMware I had noticed some oddities in speed. Mostly in the backups from the VDR appliance. Sometimes a VM would backup in about 30 minutes, other times it would time out after 10 hours (i.e. it ran for 10 hours and then the backup window closed…

Arena 2010.2.300 Update

Yesterday our offices were closed so we took the opportunity to do some long needed updates to Arena, and other parts of the network. We had a long list and got through about 2/3 of it. We upgraded our VMWare ESXI server from 4.0 to 4.1 and that went great, nice and easy. We upgraded…

Arena Upgrade

We upgraded Arena yesterday.  Our goal was to be done at a reasonable time, but things never go as planned.  Our plan was to do a complete re-install of the system to bring it up to Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, Arena 2009.1.200 and VMWare ESXi 4.0.  The idea behind VMWare is that now…

Implementing VMware ESXi 3.5

As we move forward with Arena, we are trying to get some volunteers to come in and work on small projects for us. Being that they are volunteers we really don’t want to give them full access to the database, but we also don’t have another machine to setup. So we wiped out Development machine…