Posts Tagged ‘ cloudstack ’

3 Things you need to know when getting started with Cloudstack

June 10, 2020

Where to get general information. Before beginning with any project you need to get some general information about it first. The Apache Cloudstack documentation is not great but it’s not horrible either. In most cases, I think it gets the job done in explaining the architecture, design and how to get the product installed...
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The Quickest “Zero to Cloudstack” Deployment tool has been updated!

June 4, 2020

CloudStack Deploy is a utility for making Apache CloudStack and KVM installations quick, easy and painless whether you’re deploying to a single server or many. 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. What’s new with cldstk-deploy The main...
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Enabling Cloudstack Usage Server in 4.3

June 4, 2020

You should have the “cloudstack-usage” packages installed already. In the CloudStack management portal go to > Global Settings then type “usage” in the search and you should see the following shown below. Now make changes to the following items. The usage server should already be enabled by default. Use your own preferred timezone for...
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CloudStack 4.3 cloud platform is now available

April 1, 2020
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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...
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Automating Apache Cloudstack Deployments with Ansible

February 18, 2020

I wrote a post awhile back about using node.js, ansible, and python to do my apache cloudstack installation. Ansible is great but I basically used python to make using ansible a bit more easy since there are a few things with any ansible setup which needs to be remembered. One of those things is...
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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...
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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...
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My New Years Resolution 2014

January 7, 2020
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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...
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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...
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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....
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