Robots In The Cloud IaaS Production and Design

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Conquering the CloudStack 4.2 Dragon (KVM)

Many KVM users including myself reported that after the upgrade to 4.2, they could no longer provision system VMs. After much testing and investigation we realized that CloudStack caches the system template during your first install. In order to upgrade the system template currently, several undocumented steps were required. The following is a how to […]

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Public response to SkyNet getting an API

Metafor Software have spoken out about how there service is intended for good, and designed for humans to trust and use. In fact you can read their response here: Metafor Software has concerns over SkyNet. Metafor Software: A company with human interests at heart. They will insure no anomalies escape notice, that could eventually lead […]

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Apache CloudStack 4.2 on the horizon

So some good news is that the much anticipated 4.2 release of Apache CloudStack is undergoing release hardening and should be ready soon. Apache CloudStack Release Status. Among several notable features, we are going to be getting the enhanced RBD support for CloudStack. Which means a lot more Ceph deploys as primary storage on CloudStack. […]

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SkyNet gets an API!

Yup, not only have I been finding ways of controlling the higher functions of robots through a clustered management system housed on the cloud, I have also taken it upon my self to give it an API. Next up, the ‘Kill All Humans’ subroutine… How it got started: So the truth behind this system and […]

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Networking and the Cloud

For anyone looking to venture into cloud network design, I figured I would post the design for one of our CloudStack pod switching clusters. This is a great start for redundant switching builds, and a decent reference for how the various networks interact i a physical capacity. As always: RED == Public WAN traffic BLUE […]

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Day 2: Vegas; CCC; First day of talks; Keynotes

7am start, 8am breakfast, and off to the keynotes… Intro: Joe Brockmeier: Keynote 1: Peder Ulander (Citrix) Some of the current backers and providers of CloudStack as of 2012: Our 4.0 Featurset: Keynote 2: Aneel Lakhani (Gartner) Enterprise take on the adoption of Cloud: Keynote 3: Jim Jagielski (Apache) Post talks entertainment: Blue Man Group

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Official 4.0 CloudStack Released

https://blogs.apache.org/cloudstack/entry/apache_cloudstack_4_0_0 Original press release below for convenience. The Apache CloudStack project is pleased to announce the 4.0.0-incubating release of the CloudStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud orchestration platform. This is the first release from within the Apache Incubator, the entry path into the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Apache CloudStack is an integrated software platform that allows users […]

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Scalable Database Solutions for CloudStack

By default CloudStack is designed to support multiple management servers connected to a single master MySQL instance. This is functional, however impractical for a highly available datacenter. The more management servers connected to the central database, the more stress it must endure. Now imagine a datacenter with one thousand hosts. In that, we have say […]

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