oVirt 3.1 is Live and Kicking!

Yesterday, oVirt 3.1 was released and touts a number of new features and capabilities. When you’re done reading this quick article you can read about the rest here. There really is a bunch of great stuff. BUT, what I would like to focus on today is the “all-in-one” installation. The all-in-one, or single machine installation, allows for all of the tools and capabilities to be deployed on a single host.

Two words: rapid testing Continue reading “oVirt 3.1 is Live and Kicking!”

Don’t kickstart – Clone!!!!

So you have the perfect “Golden Image” built by way of a kickstart file.  You have a dedicated network for your installs and your boot disk is a NetApp LUN.  You’ve set every conceivable tunable to ensure that every subsequent build via PXE install is under 10 minutes, including post configurations in “%post”.

Guess what.  I can beat it by 9.5 minutes.  Consistently. Continue reading “Don’t kickstart – Clone!!!!”

Booting RHEL 6 from NetApp iSCSI

Today we’re going to take a look at booting RHEL 6.1 x86_64 from a NetApp iSCSI LUN, but first we’re going to take a look at why we would want to do this in the first place.  Sure, it’s cool from a techie standpoint, but to do this in the data center requires a compelling argument. Continue reading “Booting RHEL 6 from NetApp iSCSI”