software defined storage


New free software from EMC to build your own SDS solution 1

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert **Disclaimer: I am an EMC employee, this post was not sponsored or in any way required by my employer, it is my experience getting to know this particular product.** There were two software related announcements at EMC World this week which I found very exciting. Building on […]


Installing ViPR SRM

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert *Disclaimer: I am an EMC employee, this post was not sponsored or in any way required by my employer, it is my experience getting to know this particular product.** In my last ViPR SRM post, I introduced you to some of the features if you were not […]


Update EMC ViPR SRM licenses after they have expired

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert If you are running EMC ViPR SRM, and your license key expires you will no longer be able to log into the UI where you could have installed a new license key.  Instead you will need to update the license(s) via the command line.  The directions I […]


EMC ViPR Authentication Providers Search: One Level vs Subtree

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert I was setting up ViPR to use Active Directory to authenticate users and one option was a bit unclear. You use the Search Base and Search Scope options to define which AD users ViPR will authenticate.  The Search Scope option provides two choices:  One Level and Subtree.  I […]


ICYMI – VMware VSAN Sizing Tool now available

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Those nice folks over at VMware have released a web based VSAN sizing tool.  When VSAN was first announced, there was quite a bit of math involved in determine things like usable space, number of hosts needed etc…  Now you can use the VSAN Sizing tool at http://virtualsansizing.vmware.com/; […]