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We are happy to announce we have established two important relationships as partners. First one, which should not be of surprise is our Cloud Solutions Provider for Microsoft Azure.  This aligns with our vision and strategy of providing the best Cloud Optimization services to our clients. With the advances of Microsoft on cloud and productivity, […]

In this post, I’ll cover my experiences with deploying the Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 2 (TP2) that is now available.  Azure Stack provides you the ability to deploy Azure in your internal datacenter for Hybrid Cloud capability. To get started, you can register and download the Azure Stack TP2 download. TP2 differs from TP1 […]

Have you seen CLM 4.5 and BSA 8.7? If you haven’t, you owe yourself to look at the new releases now available (GA).  Here are some eye candy on a recent implementation we did for our favorite customer who is implementing BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management in a big way. Where to start:  First, CLM User interface […]

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 […]

If you run into this problem in CLM 2.1/3.0/3.1 when on-boarding a Virtual Cluster as a Resource, most likely culprit is that the “name” of the VMware dvSwitch or vSwitch part of the BBNA POD does not match BBSA name:     So, how do you fix this? You can do one of two different […]

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 […]