I’ve been playing with cloud platforms quite a lot recently, and in particular Juju‘s way of operations caught my particular attention.
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It has, over the years always been quite a quandary to get SSO auth working from *nix->MS AD without a huge amount of fiddling and tinkering, but there is a new auth framework in town by the name of realmd. While tinkering with The Foreman recently it had dawned on me it would be cool […]
I have been recently setting up The Foreman as a Puppet management front end to allow me to quickly provision Linux based VMs on my VMware cluster
I recently tried to deploy Cisco VIRL on VMWare Workstation 10 – the install instructions are for v8 – there are a few differences I noted.
VMWare, as of writing, has a nasty bug that means your backups that run utilising CBT (hint: if you have basically any enterprise backup product worth its salt, it’s got CBT enabled) it loses track of the changed blocks when the VMDK reaches any Power 2 value of 128GB (128, 256, 512, 1024, etc.) which […]
After years of waiting, Cisco VIRL (virtual internet routing labs) is now available for download: http://virl.cisco.com
I had recently come across the need to deploy an OVA file remotely and didn’t want to have to upload the file over VPN to the destination vCenter, the solution is to install OVFTool on a server that has local access to the vCenter and deploy it using the following syntax:
One of the things that the Dell MD Storage Manager is a progress indicator for rebuild operations or any actions at all really, it’s fairly simple to do, but you have to use the command line tool SMcli.exe that comes with MD Storage Manager. First navigate to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\MD Storage Software\MD Storage Manager\client Then […]
With the release of Cisco’s new network simulation software (calling it this is a huge injustice) looming around the corner, just a brief taster of why you need Cisco VIRL for your home lab (also – latest info suggests it’s free for individuals!):
It’s the time for another VMWare public beta, bound by NDA but there are some VERY exciting features! Sign up here.