CloudStack Collaboration Conference North America 2014 Videos Online

May 6, 2020

          If you couldn’t make it out to CCCNA 2014 this year like me you’d be happy to know that the session videos are now online. You can find them over at the Apache Foundations Youtube page but here’s a link. VIDEOS FOUND HERE  
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Deploy Apache CloudStack with cldstk-deploy, now on Github.

April 24, 2020
cldstk-deploy

CloudStack Deploy is a utility for making Apache CloudStack and KVM installations quick, easy and painless. Meant to be reusable so you can deploy Apache CloudStack more than once after you’ve downloaded the RPMS and systemtemplates locally with cldstk-deploy. Features can pre download Apache CloudStack RPMS (version 4.2 & 4.3) can pre download KVM system template runs web server to be used as local RPM and systemtemplate repository can install and setup cloudstack-management servers (One or many) can install...
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CloudStack 4.3 cloud platform is now available

April 1, 2020
cloudstack 4.3 login page

CloudStack 4.3 was released last week. There are plenty of new features and improvements added to what was already a great cloud platform. The release comes ahead of the CloudStack Collaboration Conference, which is next week April 9 - 11th. There are way too many new features to go through but I’m glad to see dynamic compute offerings, LDAP user provisioning and database high availability support get added to this version. Remote VPN access for VPC networks and Hyper-V...
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V-Commander now supports Amazon AWS EC2

March 27, 2020

Embotics V-Commander is marketed as cloud management software but until version 5.0.x it’s only supported VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments. With the release of 5.x, Embotics V-Commander is truly entering the realm of Cloud Management starting with Amazon EC2. V-Commander is clearly the easiest virtualization or cloud management software I have ever installed but its strengths do not end there. V-Commander is basically and overlay for multiple virtualization platforms that provides further value in it’s ability to offer...
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VMware Virtual SAN, the buzz is starting to sting!

March 7, 2020

VMware officially introduced us to Virtual SAN yesterday. They showed what features to expect and statements from users of the product and industry analysis. Lately VMware announcements are filled with buzz. Now if you don’t know about VMware Virtual SAN (vSAN) here are the basics. Features vSAN will come embedded in the vSphere kernel so that there is no other software to install in your environment. Provides highly available shared storage Takes advantage of high performance flash Integrated with the...
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Nodejs, Ansible and Cloudstack Deployment

January 21, 2020

This might be a strange combination but I was looking for an easier more repeatable way of installing and setting up the foundational components of Apache CloudStack. It’s the evolution of all things right? You typically have to crawl before you walk and walk before you run. I started this adventure of automating my processes and configurations with Saltstack. Saltstack is a great configuration management and orchestration solution. While Saltstack started off to be well suited for what I...
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Does the enterprise need open source cloud platform

January 14, 2020

This is a question that came up which made me wonder why does the enterprise really need an open source cloud platforms like Openstack, CloudStack, Eucalyptus, etc. What I tend to hear is that our IT needs to be more like AWS, Rackspace or Azure but what does that really mean? When I dissect that response here is what I think about the open source cloud platform question in the enterprise. I make these statements purely from my experience...
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My New Years Resolution 2014

January 7, 2020
new years

The new year has come and most people are making there resolutions clear as to what they plan on doing this time around. For some it may be a repeat of the old with small tweaks and for others a huge overhaul is needed in their life. I know you probably don’t want to read another persons goals for the new year but if you keep reading on that’s exactly what your going to get.
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CloudStack 4.2 and LDAP Authentication

December 18, 2020

Need to leverage Active Directory (AD) authentication in CloudStack? Well here's how it can be done. I much simpler in 4.2 than it used to be and can be configured from the management portal. One of the only complaints is that you'll still need to create an account in CloudStack then map an attribute from those accounts to an AD attribute. Let's get started.
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CentOS Linux Template Networking Issue

October 29, 2020

If you have every created a linux virtual machine template you’ve probably experienced the issue where a new ethernet device would be created on each VM instance created from that template. For those that have not found the resolution to this problem are in for a treat if your working with CentOS or RHEL. All thats needed is to delete the “/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules” file right before you shutdown the vm and make it a template.
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