My New Years Resolution 2014

January 7, 2020
new years

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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oVirt 3.3 is now released

September 17, 2020

oVirt 3.3 is now release. If you have no idea what oVirt is or what it's used for put simply it's pretty similar to VMware vCenter except open source and doesn't manage ESX. oVirt is a centralized management solution used to manage KVM hosts and GlusterFS as well as other aspects of your virtualization...
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Apache Cloudstack Management Post Installation Pt.4

July 8, 2020

So for this post I decided to do a video showing what to do after the you've completed the initial steps. It only shows the process for creating a Zone with all it's required resources like storage and hosts. The video was done using version 4.0 but it works for 4.1. The only difference...
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CloudStack: cloud-agent dead but subsys locked (continued)

July 7, 2020

I thought I'd continue on this topic for those who may be having different issues for the cloudstack-agent not starting. First thing you should do is check your logs and in one case I was able to reproduce this issue.
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Cloudstack 4.1 Manager Post Installation

June 19, 2020

Before adding your hosts in the cloudstack manager you need to pressed the system vm template. This does not go over the process for setting up the storage backend (NFS).
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RDO has stepped up to the plate to simplify Openstack installations.

June 18, 2020

Finally there's an easy way to deploy Openstack on Redhat and CentOS. RDO is a community of people using and deploying OpenStack on Red Hat and Red Hat-based platforms. I have always thought that it's been much too complicated to install and setup Openstack and all it's components. With RDO I was able to...
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Cloudstack 4.1 Management Server Installation

June 16, 2020

CloudStack is now at 4.1 and there have been many changes. This means that the installation process has also changed so I wanted to update the process I outlined from a previous post ( for CloudStack 4.1. I will outline some of those changes to help you easily install CloudStack on CentOS. This post...
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Cloudstack Host (Agent) Installation (4.0.2)

June 6, 2020

CloudStack is an open source software cloud controller for building private, public and hybrid IaaS environments. CloudStack lets you pool and manage compute, storage and network resources all from its inviting web interface. In this post I’ll show how to install the management server.
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