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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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 [...]
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 ..
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I’m going to be speaking at several open source conferences this summer. Most of my talks will be centered around a virtualization management tool called Ganeti. I plan to write several blog posts in the coming weeks going over Ganeti in preparation to my talk at Open Source Bridge. Here’s the list of conferences I will [...]