Twitter Analytics free for all!

August 29, 2014
tweet activity

If you’ve ever wanted to track your twitter accounts but did not want to pay for it, your in luck. Twitter has released its twitter analytics tool to the general public. This is tool is really nice for tracking your impressions, engagements, retweets and other interactions with your tweets. Head on over to http://analytics.twitter.com to try it out.
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Apache CloudMonkey v5.2.0 – CloudStack (CLI)

August 28, 2014
cloudmonkey

Apache CloudStack, the mature, turnkey Open Source cloud computing software platform used for creating private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, today announced Apache CloudMonkey v5.2.0, the latest feature release of its command line interface tool. CloudMonkey is written in Python, and can be used both as an interactive shell and as a command line tool that simplifies CloudStack configuration and management. Apache CloudMonkey v5.2.0 is the latest feature release of the 5.x line that was first released in September...
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The Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Space Is Heating Up!

August 28, 2014
buringserver

VMware recently announced there EVO:RAIL Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCIA) offering. Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is a combination of compute, network and storage resources into a single unit of deployment. The prefix “hyper” refers to the hypervisor in the virtualization layer. If you’ve heard of Nutanix hyper-converged infrastructure should ring a bell. EVO:RAIL is a coupling of VMware software and 3rd party hardware from vendors like Dell and SuperMicro to provide simplicity and scale. More details can be found here. I’m glad that...
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Quick and Easy Apache CloudStack deployments using cldstk-deploy.

August 5, 2014
cldstk-deploy

CloudStack Deploy is a utility for making Apache CloudStack (ACS) 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 focus has been on improving the installation and making it easier to get a Apache Cloudstack environment up and running. Apache CloudStack 4.4 Deployment...
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How to get Hyper-V 2012 running in VMware Fusion 6.x

June 16, 2014
change vm to hyper-v

You want to play with Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 but don’t have the 64bit hardware do it with but you do have a Mac that’s running VMware Fusion 6. If that’s the case then you can install Hyper-V in a virtual machine. This would be for testing or learning purposes only as it’s not supported by VMware. Go through the normal process with VMware Fusion and create a virtual machine. How to configure the virtual machine settings After you have...
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The Quickest “Zero to Cloudstack” Deployment tool has been updated!

June 4, 2014
cldstk-deploy

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 focus has been on improving the installation and making it easier to get a Cloudstack environment up and running. All-In-One Installation Basic Zone Configuration Changed...
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Enabling Cloudstack Usage Server in 4.3

June 4, 2014
Cloudstack 4.3 Usage

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 the relevant settings. enable.usage.server = true usage.aggregation.timezone = America/New_York usage.execution.timezone = America/New_York usage.stats.job.aggregation.range = 10 Lets restart the services now. service cloudstack-management restart service cloudstack-usage...
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CloudStack 4.3 and LDAP Integration Setup

June 3, 2014
cloudstack 4.3 change to ldap

CloudStack 4.3 has change the way you configure Microsoft Active Directory (AD) integration a bit and I wanted to do a more up to date tutorial of how to set it up. This is only getting better going forward but here is what you have to do today out of the box in the CloudStack portal. Of course you’ll need to have an AD domain that you can connect to and access on the CloudStack side so I’ll assume...
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CloudStack Collaboration Conference North America 2014 Videos Online

May 6, 2014
CloudStack Collaboration Conference North America 2014

          If you couldn’t make it out to CloudStack Collaboration Conference North America (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, 2014
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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