Hands on (lab) with EVO:RAIL

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert It looks as though the VMware Hands-On Labs from VMworld are starting to roll out.  Short of having a physical EVO:RAIL to work on, I decided to do the next best thing and get some experience with it via the VMware Hands-On labs..  If you want to […]

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 […]

Attention Symantec Customers – eLearning now free 1

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert If you are a Symantec customer and want to expand you knowledge of your products and their other available products, you can now access their eLearning library known “Symantec’s eLibrary for free by registering at as which was previously $1400 per user.  This is a nice step by […]

Lenovo Thinkpad W540 Review – Poor design with great specs

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert I have been personally using a Lenovo Thinkpad W540 everyday for the last two months after having supported a few deployed out in the field prior to that.  After having had to use it for two months, I want to offer my sincerest apologies for the people […]

Disaster Recovery using VMware vSphere Replication and vCenter Site Recovery Manager Book Review and Contest

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert **Disclaimer:  I have previously published a book with Packt Publishing.  This book review was not approved or seen in advance of Packt Publishing and is my own opinion.  This book was provided to me at not cost to read and review** Long book title, long blog post title!  Packt […]