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 […]

Failed to start the virtual machine (error-18)

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Recently an administrative error caused several host to lose access to datastores hosting virtual machines.  While in this particular scenario it was human error, switch, HBA, cabling or storage failures could also cause a host to lose access to storage. Once the problem was corrected, and host […]

Researching 10Gbps switches

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Recently I’ve had to research 10Gbps switches, not being an everyday network person I’d typically just ask Cisco and be done with it, after all as the saying goes no one ever gets fired for buying Cisco but wanted to look into what other vendors have for […]