This post is comes in response to a blog post that was sparked from a twitter post. The blog post “My wish for 2015 – better tooling to pr..
Time has turned the standard practices of yesteryear on it’s head mostly due to virtualization and cloud computing. The jump from storage ..
If you’ve ever wanted to track your twitter accounts but did not want to pay for it, your in luck. Twitter has released its twitter analyt..
CloudStack Deploy is a utility for making Apache CloudStack and KVM installations quick, easy and painless. Meant to be reusable so ..
Embotics V-Commander is marketed as cloud management software but until version 5.0.x it’s only supported VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyp..
VMware officially introduced us to Virtual SAN yesterday. They showed what features to expect and statements from users of the product and..
CloudStack 4.2 is ready for release but the site has not updated so that you can just update your repo and install or upgrade so in this post I’ll go thru the process I use to compile from source. You can use this process for other versions but some things may change. You could also follow the process on the Apache Cloudstack documentation website but this is a slim down version to get you quickly moving with 4.2.
PHD Virtual Backup has been updated to 6.5 and with this upgrade comes a few very important new features. If you have seen any of my previous reviews of this product you’ll note that I’m using it to backup and protect VMware vSphere virtual machines. This version supports vSphere 5.1 and comes in an easy to install and configure virtual appliance. I will not get into the step of deploying the virtual appliance since I’ve done this before and it’s a really simple thing to do now a days if your familiar with VMware vSphere.
So for this post I decided to do a video showing what to do after the you’ve completed the initial steps. It only shows the process for creating a Zone with all it’s required resources like storage and hosts. The video was done using version 4.0 but it works for 4.1. The only difference is that the UI has had some nice updates and visual touches to it.
CloudStack is now at 4.1 and there have been many changes. This means that the installation process has also changed so I wanted to update the process I outlined from a previous post (http://thehyperadvisor.com/?p=2093) for CloudStack 4.1. I will outline some of those changes, which is really only one for the kvm host server, to help you easily install CloudStack on CentOS. This post will focus on the kvm host server.