Enforcing UNICODE LANG in RHEL6 for CLM 4.6 Install

If you are attempting to install CLM 4.6 on Red Hat Linux 6, you will undoubtedly run into issue where the Install Planner complains: “Database is configured for UNICODE but your LANG is set to <b>null</b>” To save you the time from searching through the internet, here’s what you do: On the AR Server, ensure…

Enforcing UNICODE LANG in RHEL7 for CLM 4.6 Install

If you are attempting to install CLM 4.6 on Red Hat Linux 7, you will undoubtedly run into issue where the Install Planner complains: “Database is configured for UNICODE but your LANG is set to <b>null</b> To save you the time from searching through the internet, here’s what you do: On the Database Server and…

BMC Releases CLM Feature Pack 4

BMC has shifted releases of updates to CLM (Cloud Lifecycle Management) to be more modular and easier to apply on existing environments. They roll-up previous updates and features, and is now called “Feature Pack”. The latest of their release, Feature Pack 4, offers a slew of new capabilities including infinite possibilities with template based provisioned…

Deploying Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 2

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…

BMC Software is killing the UX (User Experience) game!

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…

How to create a CentOS 6.4 OpenStack image

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…

How to create an OpenStack Windows 2008 R2 Image

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…

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