Storage Virtualization & Scaling Out Your KVM-based Virtual Infrastructure

If you’re using KVM as a major component of your data center infrastructure, at some point you have to consider how you’re going to scale out. How easy is it to grow from 10 virtual machines to 20? How about from 20 to 200? The answers are likely different, but they don’t have to be… Continue reading “Storage Virtualization & Scaling Out Your KVM-based Virtual Infrastructure”

Come find me at Oracle Open World

Hi all,

If you’re going to be in San Francisco for Oracle Open World (Sept 30 – Oct 5), come find me and we can talk all things RHEV, KVM, RHEL, and NetApp!

  • Monday – 10:30am – 11am, I’ll be a guest speaker at the Red Hat booth mini-theater. I’ll probably hang out afterwards for a bit. Maybe instigate a fight between the Exadata folks and the Vblock folks.
  • Monday – 1pm – 6pm, I’ll be at the NetApp booth talking technology, integration, and explaining that I had nothing to do with the Exadata system on display getting TP’d.
  • Tuesday – 9:30am – 1:30pm, I’ll be at the NetApp booth
  • Tuesday – 1:30pm – 6pm, taunt & make fun of Oracle Virtual Machine architecture at their own trade show.
  • Wednesday – 9:30 – 12:45, I’ll be at the NetApp booth.
  • Wednesday – 2:30pm, I’ll be a guest speaker at the Red Hat booth mini-theater
  • Wednesday – 3pm – 6pm, working on world peace through solid technology integration
  • Thursday – You’ll find me wandering around the partner booth area trying to stir the pot. Maybe throw Skittles at the EMC booth folks. 😉
  • Friday – If I’m not at the airport Friday morning it’s probably because someone from Oracle or EMC has kicked me out tied me to a chair in a back room “encouraged” me to leave town early.

Hope to see you there!

Captain KVM

How is NetApp integrating with oVirt and RHEV?

Hi folks, this is the 3rd in a series of posts where I talk about NetApp’s involvement with oVirt and RHEV. Previously I talked about how NetApp got involved in the first place, followed up by why NetApp is involved, and today I will conclude with what it is that we’re actually doing. Continue reading “How is NetApp integrating with oVirt and RHEV?”

Captain KVM Presentation at oVirt Workshop / LinuxCon 2012

Hi all,

Just a very short post to share the link on the Linux Foundation site. Someone was kind enough to film my presentation and upload it. Unfortunately, the focus is on my ugly mug the entire time without any of the visuals (demos, slides, etc). But that’s ok, you’ll get the gist of it.

http://video.linux.com/videos/integrating-kvm-a-ovirt-with-enterprise-storage/

Captain KVM

How did NetApp get involved with oVirt?

Last week, I was in San Diego for the oVirt Workshop and LinuxCon, where I presented on “Integrating oVirt with Enterprise Storage”. I’d like to go over some of the major points that I covered in my discussion, but I’d also like to explain why NetApp is involved in oVirt in the first place. In order to keep the posts brief, I’ve broken things up and I’m starting with how NetApp got involved with oVirt in the first place. Here goes… Continue reading “How did NetApp get involved with oVirt?”