Today, Wednesday 20th May 2015 I presented the following deck to OpenStack Summit @ Vancouver. Its all ManageIQ branded, e.g. the upstream to Red Hat CloudForms. The videos have NO audio as I spoke over, if I get the audio sometime I will update! UPDATED…… you can watch the OpenStack show video of the presentation – HERE
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Here is a lab I put together for a recent event, it was well received and I think it is very valuable to the ManageIQ and CloudForms user bases.
In the lab you will GET and POST RESTapi actions. Its a basic look at some common use cases such as,
- Query a VM’s hardware inventory.
- Query the VMS for any who are tagged with “Function/Database”
- Show the tags on a specific VM
- Create new Category and Tag in the appliance
- Assign a Category/Tag to a VM
- Provision a VM
- Query the status of the Provision request.
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Here is the list of GEMs and their info that are included in the CLOUDFORMS 5.3.0 appliance. I thought it would be useful to post, I need this recently for some work I am doing. It was really easy as most things in CLOUDFORMS usually are I simply wrote some ruby to utilise an existing gem called GEMS, that pulls this data from rubygems.org. I wrapped the code in some file open and close, e.g. I dumped the list of gems in the appliance using “gem list > gems.txt” then had my little nugget of code read that in. Here it is.
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UPDATED : Video version of this blog…..found here… http://youtu.be/RDcIIyYK044
So this Shell-Shock stuff is hitting the press quite a bit!
Fncy finding out really quickly if your Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 systems are patched correctly? Even if they are turned off right now? Wow that is clever not even the virtual infrastructure players can do that…I know…its cool. Here it is..
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Very excited about this one, if you have not seen Ravello, check it out http://www.ravellosystems.com, here is a summary…
“Run VMWare workload in AWS”
Whats even cooler, you can actually run hypervisors in AWS, which if you have been playing with EC2 you will know is impossible with them, without some sorcery!
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CloudFORMS has workflows for many different tasks including approval, quotas and placement to name just a few. This blog entry is going to add to the placement category of workflows. A previous post of mine showed how you could place new workloads NOT_NEAR “Workload Placement by Type (Not Near That)” other workloads which I still think is really cool. This placement workflow is quite simple, it matches template tags against cluster tags. Example;
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If you so happen to have the VMware OVF version of CloudFORMs CFME, and you want to convert to run on KVM, this is how.
1. If the OVF is zipped, Unzip the appliance image:
$ unzip evm-v188.8.131.52-r.zip
2. Convert each of the 5 disks from VMDK format to RAW:
$ for i in `seq 1 5`; do qemu-img convert -p evm-v184.108.40.206-r/ovf-disk$i.vmdk disk$i.img; done
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Enable CloudFORMS to clone a template, and retaining the disk layout. So CloudFORMS currently deploys new virtual machines in RHEV either by PXE or ISO. It does this by cloning a BLANK template and attaching new disks, where a PXE or ISO process will install an operating system. Those from the VMware world and those in Windows land will want to deploy directly from a template a clone, without having to install an operating system, because the template already has it installed in its disk. Reasonable request…. this is how…
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Hooking Cobbler and CloudFORMS 2.0 together is actually quite simple. Lets first understand the use case.
We want to deploy virtual machines using PXE boot from Cobbler.
Cobbler stores each vm’s boot information as a “System Record”, there is a nice API that you can launch that will create these system records, you just need to pass the right parameters. The data required to drive Cobbler to create a system record are;
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