OpenStack is a free and open-source cloud computing software platform. Users primarily deploy it as an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solution. In this edition of the Openstack Times we’re checking out OpenStack news in the last seven days:- RTP Start-up TransCirrus Inc. Announces Collaboration for OpenStack with Red Hat Inc. Battle lines are be Continue Reading
OpenStack is a free and open-source cloud computing software platform. Users primarily deploy it as an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solution. In this edition of the Openstack Times we’re checking out OpenStack news in the last seven days:- First up, an interesting article about the enterprise readiness of open source solutions Why open source Continue Reading
Recently, I have been starting to look at OpenStack in more detail. As we all know (by now) OpenStack is a free and open-source cloud computing software platform. Users primarily deploy it as an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solution. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects that control pools of processing, storage, Continue Reading
At the moment, virtualisation is a really interesting place to work. We have the big players who offer us bare metal hypervisors. VMware Microsoft That’s about it in the enterprise virtualisation space. I would contend that although Microsoft is making progress against VMware market share, the enterprise features of VMware keep it ahead of the Continue Reading
In the first tutorial, you looked at the installation of an Openfiler iSCSI solution. In this second part, you’ll learn how to perform basic configuration of the Openfiler. The configuration uses the Openfiler web interface and it’s surprisingly intuitive. Enable and also start the iSCSI target service. Setup the Block Devices. In this case, it Continue Reading
I have chosen to build this test lab around the Openfiler software. The main reason being that it is a simple out of the box configuration to present enterprise storage (iSCSI, in this case) for an ESX home lab. Details of the build (hardware and software): Dell 990 series w/ Core I7 2600, 16GB RAM, Continue Reading
What better way to learn binary than to have to read it in order to tell the time!
This one is great news for those of us that have migrated to vSphere 5 or have held of on migrating. vSphere 5 introduced the idea of memory based licensing and it sent their customer base into a spin. In vSphere 4.1 if you had all the RAM on 128GB server with two sockets, you Continue Reading
In Part 1 and Part 2 we looked at deploying the start of an Active Directory using Vmware Player for testing purposes. In Part 3 we’ll look at deploying additional virtual machines and promoting them to domain members.
In Part 1 we installed Vmware Player and installed Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise into a virtual machine. In this second part, we’ll look at setting up another virtual machine and deploying our first domain controller for the testing environment.