OVN and Red Hat Virtualization: Provisioning OVN

Hi folks, in this final post on RHV and OVN I’m going to show you how to utilize everything we’ve learned and installed up to this point. We’ve installed the packages, now it’s just a matter of deploying some virtual machines and attaching them to the new OVN provided SDN. As before my colleague, Tony James walks us through the process. Let’s get started. Continue reading “OVN and Red Hat Virtualization: Provisioning OVN”

RHV 4.1, Hosted Engine, Red Hat Summit

Hi folks, I’m still heads down on a lot of different things. The release of RHV 4.1 is right around the corner, as is a new product that involves RHV 4.1. I’ve also cut some new demo’s on Hosted Engine using RHVH – just like I promised I would several weeks ago. Ok, a couple months ago. You’ll just have to come see me at Red Hat Summit to see them… Continue reading “RHV 4.1, Hosted Engine, Red Hat Summit”

Speaking at Red Hat Summit 2017

Hi Folks, I know it’s been a few weeks but I assure you I’ve been heads down on good stuff. You’ll get to see much of it on the blog, but also at Red Hat Summit 2017 in Boston, MA if you’re so inclined.

So what will I (and my colleagues) be talking about at “Summit” this year? Continue reading “Speaking at Red Hat Summit 2017”

Upcoming Interview with “The Cube”

Hi folks, as I mentioned earlier in the week, I’ll be in the Northeast next week for the VTUG Winter Warmer event. If you can be there, great.. if not, Stu Miniman of “The Cube” has been gracious enough to invite me to an interview and will be broadcasting it on Thursday, Jan 19th.

Here are the details:

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m. EST


Many thanks to Stu!

Captain KVM

Boston VTUG Winter Warmer

Hi Folks – if any of you are going to be at the VTUG Winter Warmer at Gillette Stadium, come find me, I’ve got a keynote at 10am at “West Side South”. If you’re going to be in the area, it’s an event that’s been going on for several years now and should be fun..

I’ll be talking about Red Hat’s strategy in the Hybrid Cloud and especially how RHV fits into that.

I believe (don’t quote me on this) that the event is free for VTUG members, and that all you need to do is register to become a VTUG member (I believe that is also free) before the event.


VTUG Winter Warmer Agenda

Date: January 19, 2017
Location: Gillette Stadium, Patriot Place, Foxboro MA

Hope to see you there,

Captain KVM

Temporary Time Out

Hi folks, the Captain is taking a few weeks off as he has a brand new instance being spun up this week, if you catch my drift… 🙂 You know, the kind of instance that takes 9 months to boot… I expect to be back at the keyboard by the end of October, but don’t be alarmed if you don’t see much in the way of posts, demos, or tweets. It’s all good.

Summits and Stickers and T-shirts Oh My!

Hi folks, Red Hat Summit 2016 is almost here! I leave from the East Coast for the West Coast a week from Sunday with several hundred t-shirts and several hundred stickers. And I’m giving them all away. What do they look like? Continue reading “Summits and Stickers and T-shirts Oh My!”

Deploying RHEV 3.6 pt4 (Provision VMs)

Hi folks,

We’re moving right along in this series of deploying RHEV. Up until now, we’ve been busy getting our basic underpinnings in place: management platform (RHEV-M), hypervisors, and storage (data domain & ISO domain). Now that those underpinnings are in fact there, we can put things together and actually get some basic work done. Continue reading “Deploying RHEV 3.6 pt4 (Provision VMs)”

Wireless Bridge to the Rescue!

Hi folks,

In the process of rebuilding my lab in the last few days, I ran into a slight issue with the networking. My cable modem is downstairs and almost everything in the house is wireless. Almost everything. My lab is wired. Running cables down the stairs is not an option and I really don’t want to fish cable through the walls.. so what’s a guy to do?

Set up a wireless bridge! Continue reading “Wireless Bridge to the Rescue!”

Meet up at Red Hat Summit?

Hi Folks,

It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I apologize. Things got a little hectic, but all is well. I still don’t have time for a proper post, but if you’re going to be in Boston for Red Hat Summit this week, come by the Red Hat Booth. I’ve got “booth duty” for a little bit each day in the Cloud area. (Woohoo!! I’m a booth babe!)

Some of the planned posts I have include using Heat templates, using Ceilometer, and a new multi-part series on the new “RHEL-OSP Director” that will ship with RHEL-OSP 7.

Don’t be afraid to request blog topics in the comments section. I can’t guarantee that I’ll do it, but if I think enough other readers will benefit and it’s within the niche of this blog I’ll will!


Captain KVM