So I have been struggling with the idea of getting to know Openstack in-depth because previous attempts quickly made me realize that it wa..
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.
oVirt 3.3 is now release. If you have no idea what oVirt is or what it’s used for put simply it’s pretty similar to VMware vCenter except open source and doesn’t manage ESX. oVirt is a centralized management solution used to manage KVM hosts and GlusterFS as well as other aspects of your virtualization environment. If your just looking to create and manage virtual machines, oVirt has you convered and includes many of those got to have features like HA and live migration.
I ready for CloudOpen and LinuxCon this year in New Orleans. It’s a bit funny I was just in New Orleans not long ago for TechEd 2013. There’s a lot ahead but here are some of the things I’m looking forward to.
Now I don’t think I have to say that this came from someone employed at a certain company that starts with an “S” and ends with an “E”. I have nothing against the company or this person that sent the email because I understand where that persons motives are. But don’t try to sell me on something because two big influential companies are potentially playing a game for children.
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.
If you’ve wanted to access one of the cloudstack system vm’s but couldn’t find out how well this is your lucky day.
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.
I thought I’d continue on this topic for those who may be having different issues for the cloudstack-agent not starting. First thing you should do is check your logs and in one case I was able to reproduce this issue.
Before adding your hosts in the cloudstack manager you need to pressed the system vm template. This does not go over the process for setting up the storage backend (NFS).