Deploying RHEV 3.6 pt3 (Storage)

Hi folks,

This is a very quick follow up to my last post as I want to keep you moving along in your endeavors. We’ve deployed RHEV-M, we’ve added a RHEL hypervisor, but before we can provision any VM’s, we need to attach storage. In this case, we’re going to attach NFS.

Let’s get started. Continue reading “Deploying RHEV 3.6 pt3 (Storage)”

See you at Red Hat Summit!

Hi folks,

Once again, I’m behind in posting and once again Red Hat Summit is upon us!! The truth is that I’m behind in writing not because there isn’t anything to write about, but because there has been so much going on – including Summit! Continue reading “See you at Red Hat Summit!”

OpenStack & NetApp: Not Such an Odd Couple

Hi Folks,

I just got back from LinuxCon, KVM Forum, and oVirt Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland. I thoroughly enjoyed the conference and the city. It’s always great to see old friends and make new ones. One of the questions that came up frequently, whether asked directly to me or indirectly (overheard), was what is NetApp doing here? The other one was, “why is NetApp getting involved with OpenStack”? The second one seemed to have quite a bit of resentment in addition to the genuine curiosity. Back to that later. Continue reading “OpenStack & NetApp: Not Such an Odd Couple”

Mounting NetApp Clustered ONTAP NFS exports in RHEV 3.1

Hi folks,

Just thought I’d update you on something you may need to throw in your bag of tricks. This one has to do with getting a NetApp NFS export mounted and initialized properly in RHEV 3.1. I’m putting this out there as it seems to be just a little different than before and without this little tip you might get frustrated enough to put a pen through your monitor… Continue reading “Mounting NetApp Clustered ONTAP NFS exports in RHEV 3.1”

Use Cases for Both RHEV Snapshots and NetApp SnapShot copies

Hi folks,

In one of my previous posts, I mentioned that I would start review some of my favorite new features in RHEV 3.1. This week I tackle the first topic: Live Snapshots. But I can’t leave well enough alone; I also compare it to NetApp SnapShot copies. Not to show that one is better than another – only to highlight different use cases. Read on!! Continue reading “Use Cases for Both RHEV Snapshots and NetApp SnapShot copies”

RHEV 3.1 is Live!!

Hi folks,

It’s been a busy few weeks so I haven’t had much time left to do things like blog or get my hands dirty in technology. Luckily, things are winding down now for me enough that I’ll be able to do both over the next several weeks. And this is perfect timing as Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is live as of yesterday.

RHEV 3.1 adds some much requested features such as Storage Live Migration, Live SnapShots, and a bunch of other really useful, not to mention highly requested, tools. As I redeploy my lab environment in Research Triangle Park, I’ll be testing out these new features and reporting back to you from here. More importantly, I’ll be testing against Clustered ONTAP (I have a few posts where I refer to it by its old name, ONTAP Cluster-Mode) and talking about how the new RHEV features work with NetApp as well as use cases.

Here are the things that I really look forward to testing and blogging on:

  • RHEV Linux CLI
  • Bridge-less networks
  • Live Snapshots
  • Direct LUNs
  • Storage Live Migration

What about you? Is there something you want looked at in the context of RHEV 3.1 and/or NetApp? Leave a question in the comments section.

Captain KVM

Presenting with Red Hat at NetApp Insight

Hi folks,

If you’re going to NetApp Insight in Vegas, be sure to come see Chris Tusa of Red Hat and me on Wednesday of that week. We’re presenting on Red Hat & NetApp and we’ll cover the RHEV roadmap, the NetApp integration roadmap, and some joint opportunities.

NetApp Insight (North America)
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV
Nov 5-8, 2012
Red Hat Session is Wednesday Nov 7, 2:45-3:45

Hope to see you there!!

Captain KVM

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?”