Apache CloudStack 4.4 with Advanced Networking Setup Pt.3 – VPC and GRE

September 9, 2014
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So I’m at the last post in the series on advanced networking with Apache CloudStack 4.4 and I decided to let the videos do all the work instead of creating a long drawn out post. I could have added more material but decided to end it here as it sets a good foundation. In the videos I’ve included, you’ll see how to: Setup the Zone with advanced networking leveraging GRE. Setup the VPC Setup a couple Guest Networks in...
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Apache CloudStack 4.4 with Advanced Networking Setup Pt. 2 – Installing Open vSwitch on CentOS 6.5

September 5, 2014
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In this post I show how to install Open vSwitch on CentOS 6.5. This is the second post that gets into the Apache CloudStack 4.4 with Advanced Networking Setup. You can find the first one here. First we have to build the rpms from source. On a system that you can use for the build process follow the steps below. yum -y groupinstall “Development Tools” yum -y install wget openssl-devel Let’s get the files organized in the right place. cd...
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Apache CloudStack 4.4 with Advanced Networking Setup Pt. 1 – Installing CloudStack with cldstk-deploy Tool

September 3, 2014

This post is the start of a few posts that will setup a CloudStack environment from scratch then get it to the point where you have advanced networking configured and deploying vm instances. The step of course is to get CloudStack installed. This is pretty easy to do using the cldstk-deploy tool from github. Create a vm and follow the instructions on github to get cldstk-deploy installed and ready to deploy CloudStack environments. The basic steps are shown below....
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cldstk-deploy the multipurpose CloudStack deployment tool.

September 2, 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 & 4.4) can pre download KVM system template runs web server to be used as local RPM, iso library and systemtemplate repository can install and setup cloudstack-management servers (One or...
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Twitter Analytics free for all!

August 29, 2014
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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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The Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Space Is Heating Up!

August 28, 2014
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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
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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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3 Things you need to know when getting started with Cloudstack

June 10, 2014
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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 then setup. Here are a few links the Apache Cloudstack documentation to get you started. Apache Cloudstack Home Installation Guide CloudStack Collaboration Conference North America...
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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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