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The HP Public Cloud and OpenStack

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We have listened to people ramble on about the promise of the cloud and the impact on infrastructure for a few years now, but very rarely has anyone articulated a reasonable blueprint on ramp into this public cloud. SaaS is everywhere, the application was and will continue to be the low hanging fruit, the rest is a bit more difficult. …

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Rackspace OpenStack Installation on a KVM VM

OpenStack

Rackspace OpenStack Installation on a KVM VM: Big day in the OpenStack world, Rackspace announced it was releasing its Openstack installer image named Alamo v1.0. running on top of KVM, along with Opscode Chef and Rackspace OpenStack cookbooks. This may be the Open Source renaissance we have been needing and forced into by exorbitant profit taking, M&A, takeovers, buyouts, spin-ins, spin-offs, …

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Quantum OpenStack Scripted Python Install

Python OpenStack Installer

Update: My latest installation document for Folsom can be found here. It’s too tough to try and keep up with debugging installers myself so I am just using DevStack in that tutorial. This will not work with OpenStack apt-get repos anymore since the packages have changed to Folsom. Thanks! Quantum OpenStack Python Installer Installation: Here is a cobbled together Openstack Essex scripted installation …

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Why Enterprise Wireless Networks Got it Right

Enterprise Wireless

I wanted to post some 802.11 wireless usage numbers and device breakdowns. These are two week University usage numbers in August of 2012. This period is right before students return so I wanted a baseline to capture the diff when students 25,000+ students come back with the ever growing amount of 802.11 wireless enabled BYOD hidden in pockets and purses. …

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Building a Windows Image for OpenStack

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Building a Windows Image for OpenStack :  Here is a how-to for building a Windows image to import into OpenStack or a KVM Hypervisor. We need to sysprep the image before we can import it into Glance. Download the Virtio-win binary driver http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/virtio-win/latest/images/ System Prep Have the windows install ISO and the VirtIO iso in the same directory that you …

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XRDP Installation: An Easy Remote Desktop Setup for Linux

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XRDP Installation: An Easy Remote Desktop Setup for Linux – Quick tutorial for an installation on Linux (Ubuntu specifically but easily ported) for an easy remote desktop (RDP) setup for Linux. Setting up remote GUI access has always been quite a pain. XRDP is lightweight and really easy to install for a remote administrative GUI desktop. This is a 2 minute …

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OpenStack Essex Installer Script

OpenStack

Update: My latest installation document for Folsom can be found here. It’s too tough to try and keep up with debugging installers myself so I am just using DevStack in that tutorial. Thanks! Here is a Python Script I put together for installing OpenStack Essex on either your laptop in a Virtualbox VM running Qemu or on a standalone server/box for more …

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Thoughts from the PacketPusher Show 112 SDN’s SDN’s Potential as a Displacement Technology

If anyone has not listened to the PackPusher Show 112 – SDN’s Potential as a Displacement Technology With Jeff Doyle & Bill it is a must listen. A comment made by Greg who has rationalized and articulated the SDN conversation as well or better than anyone so far got me thinking. It was something I had never heard anyone else …

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