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Here are some quick tips on creating an OpenStack Glance image based on CentOS.  There is a collection of good in-depth how-to’s on the internet, therefore will not be duplicating it here. Create a raw image to install OS into: # kvm-img create -f raw vvl-centos6_4.img 15G Install the OS (note, this is recommended to be done […]

Here are some quick tips on creating an OpenStack Glance image based on Windows 2008 R2.  There is a collection of good in-depth how-to’s on the internet, therefore will not be duplicating it here. Also make sure to download the virtio windows driver ISO here. Create a raw image to install OS into: # kvm-img […]

Open Remedy User Tool and search for form CMF:PluginConfiguration form.  Look for the entry where the Remedy mid tier is being called back by the Platform Manager.

In Remedy User Tool, search for form CMF:CloudTask  on Enterprise AR, and perform a search.  You should only have tasks which are COMPLETED or FAILED.  If you have any taskState , you may have a hung task.  You can modify the status of the task and save the change.

Mind-blowing capability……

When dealing with RHEL6 and VMWare Templates, and specially if you are provisioning RHEL6 from templates – it is important to note that RHEL6 memorizes a Network Adapter’s MAC address in association with the ethX interface. This is stored in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules  file. If you are temporarily assigning a network interface to RHEL6, make sure to […]

Hoorah! CLM 3.1 is out!

Hi Folks, I’m excited to say that BMC Software’s Cloud Lifecycle Management 3.1 release is out.  This is an exciting release, in my opinion, because it further solidifies and broadens the capability of BMC’s flagship cloud platform.  Here’s a quick snip of what’s new: Provisioning virtual machines using Quick Start Using Quick Start, you provide […]

BMC Best Practices Webinar

BMCCommunities recently posted a video on patch practices on Patching with BMC Server Automation. We found the video very useful and informative! http://youtu.be/PSQVXAJefpw

If you are implementing your own BBNA signed certificates, you need to ensure you add the Root CA and the new signed certificate to CLM’s Platform Manager keystore.  To do this, simply download the Root CA and Signed certs as DER format (certificate.cer), and execute the following command against the Platform Manager’s keystore.   If […]

Here’s a handy XCOPY command for Windows 2008 R2 which will copy all relevant files from one drive to another:   xcopy <source> <destination> /v /f /e /k /r /h /o /x   Reference to what XCOPY provides here.