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22 February 2011 ~ Comments Off

Converting KVM to VirtualBox

I have had most of my test environment, aka puppetmasters, test mysql setups etc running in KVM for the past couple of years .. (yes I`m still using a lot of Xen in production environments, but we’ve also been using KVM for a while already .. it’s a go…

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09 December 2010 ~ Comments Off

Ganeti at the OSUOSL

One of the many large projects I’m working on at the OSUOSL has been migrating all of our virtualization over to Ganeti and KVM. Needless to say its kept me from updating my blog but I hope to make up for it. I thought I would give a rundown of how we use Ganeti at [...]

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09 December 2010 ~ Comments Off

Ganeti at the OSUOSL

One of the many large projects I’m working on at the OSUOSL has been
migrating all of our virtualization over to Ganeti and KVM. Needless to
say its kept me from updating my blog but I hope to make up for it. I thought I
would give a rundown of how we…

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27 May 2010 ~ Comments Off

Building Virtual Appliances

Johan from Sizing Servers asked me if I could talk about my experiences on building (virtual) appliances at their Advanced Virtualization and Hybrid Cloud seminar . Off course I said yes ..
Slides are below … Enjoy ..
Building appliances
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22 May 2010 ~ Comments Off

Installing Ganeti on Gentoo

Installing Ganeti is a relatively simple process on Gentoo. This post will go over the basics on getting it running on Gentoo. Its based primarily on a wiki page at the OSUOSL so check it out for more detailed instructions. I also recommend you read the upstream docs on Ganeti prior to installing it on [...]

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22 May 2010 ~ Comments Off

Installing Ganeti on Gentoo

Installing Ganeti is a relatively simple process on Gentoo. This post will go
over the basics on getting it running on Gentoo. Its based primarily on a wiki
page at the OSUOSL so check it out for more detailed instructions. I also
recommend you read th…

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21 May 2010 ~ Comments Off

Power Outage: A true test for Ganeti

Nothing like a power outage gone wrong to test a new virtualization cluster. Last night we lost power in most of Corvallis and our UPS & Generator functioned properly in the machine room. However we had an unfortunate sequence of issues that caused some of our machines to go down, including all four of our [...]

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21 May 2010 ~ Comments Off

Power Outage: A true test for Ganeti

Nothing like a power outage gone wrong to test a new virtualization cluster.
Last night we lost power in most of Corvallis and our UPS & Generator functioned
properly in the machine room. However we had an unfortunate sequence of issues
that caused…

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16 May 2010 ~ Comments Off

Creating a scalable virtualization cluster with Ganeti

Creating a virtualization cluster that is scalable, cheap, and easy to manage usually doesn’t happen in the same sentence. Generally it involves a combination of a complex set of tools tied together, expensive storage, and difficult to scale. While I think that the suite of tools that use libvirt are great and are headed in [...]

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16 May 2010 ~ Comments Off

Creating a scalable virtualization cluster with Ganeti

Creating a virtualization cluster that is scalable, cheap, and easy to manage
usually doesn’t happen in the same sentence. Generally it involves a combination
of a complex set of tools tied together, expensive storage, and difficult to
scale. While I t…

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