Here’s a common problem: You have a Linux server and you want to open up the AMM and look at the remote video of one of your IBM blades. You do it and you see a nasty note telling you that you need to download java for this to work. Well, that’s true, but there’s […]
This is how I check out the latest xCAT SVN to make code updates. I just added Fedora 11 today. svn co http://xcat.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/xcat/xcat-core/trunk/ svn co http://xcat.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/xcat/xcat-dep svn ci anaconda.pm -m “added Fedora 11 x86_64 support”
Installing KVM with RHEL5.4 is pretty easy. These were some of my notes that I hope you can somewhat follow along with. I have since done it with RHEL5.5 with the same results. Here’s how I got my virtual machine up: 1. Install Packages [cc lang=”bash”] yum -y install kvm python-virtinst libvirt libvirt-python virt-manager virt-viewer […]
I do a lot of provisioning on my vmware machines to test features of xCAT. VMware’s built in DHCP server conflicts with my own. I turn it off by issuing: sudo kill -15 sudo cat /var/run/vmnet-dhcpd-vmnet1.pid Then I take DHCP into my own hands.
Last week I researched a few different configuration management tools. Configuration Management is the art, or act of managing lots of computers in some organized fashion. The act of managing a computer involves what is put on the machine as far as software and also figuring out permissions, environmentals etc. The problem isn’t complex when […]
Recently I had to add support for xCAT to install Red Hat 4 update 4 for a project I was working on. I’m using development versions of xCAT 2.3 before all the xnba stuff got put in, so its a real hodgepodge of code. Here is how I did it. 1. copy the cds:
copycds -n rh4 RHEL4-U4-x86_64-AS-disc*.iso