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…

CLM Platform Manager SSL handshake with BBNA

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…

The quarter-inch hole problem

Dominic Wellington (Twitter @dwellington) had a great post at the BMC communities recently articulating the age-old discussion of cloud platforms solving a business problem, versus an IT geek spinnin’ VM Templates attempting to deliver a cloud solution. I welcome you to read his great summation about how you should reverse-think your way about solving your cloud project woes,…

Enabling NetApp Storage Decommissioning in CLM 3.0

This effectively configures storage decommissioning to be pre-approved., therefore enabling the associated NetApp DFM Data Set to be removed. Open Form sys:menu items Menu type: Change Policy (SEARCH) Open Entry “Pre-Authorized Change” copy menu value1 and copy Open Form CMF:ChangeIntegration Create a new Populate: TenantName: blank Tenant ID: blank ClassName: Filesystem Operation: delete instance ID = one…

How to reassign CLM SOI from one owner to another

If you are using CLM 2.1 or 3.0, you probably know by now that whoever requests the Service Offering, get’s his or her username associated with the SOI provisioned. Well – what happens if that person leaves the company or wants to transfer ownership of the SOI compute container to another individual? To do this…

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