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…

No matching switches found between Pod and VirtualCluster, or VirtualHosts in VirtualCluster

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…

Removing RHEL6 Network Interface Memory

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…

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