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Docker CIFS – How to Mount CIFS as a Docker Volume

Overview In my environment I’m using a drobo CIFS NAS storage device. Data on the NAS is exported over CIFS to various servers. I have a few docker containers that need read/write access to the data stored on CIFS. However, when attempting to use the docker -v option to bind mount the cifs share into […]
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October 29: Xen Project 4.5 RC1 Test Day

TestDay

The Xen Project team is pleased to announce the first Test Day for 4.5 Release Candidate 1 will be held on October 29, 2014.  The 4.5 release is just a few weeks away, so this is an important event in our development calendar.

Test Days insure that the upcoming release is ready for production.  It also allows power users to test out the upcoming release in their own environment.

Inbox by Gmail

Gmail’s New App ‘Inbox’ Is Your Personal Email Assistant

CloudMonkey 5.3 on OSX Mavericks or OSX Yosemite

CloudMonkey is an easy way to interact with the CloudStack API without the need to do any code writing. Think of it like a way to “query” the CloudStack infrastructure. Very useful in day-to-day operations to get a “quick look” at things. Version 5.3 is on its way, and recently I had a look at […]

Create and Populate a New ISO NFS Storage Domain for RHEV

For the NFS ISO Domain or NFS Data Domain, do ensure the followings

  1. Ensure the NFS File System is properly exported
  2. Ensure the user and group ownership is correct

Step 1: If you are exporting ISO on your NFS File Server. At your /etc/exports
/exports/ISO  192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0 (rw, async)
Export NFS and check mounting

Xen Project Security Policy Improvements: Get Involved

The recent XSA-108 vulnerability resulted in a lot of media coverage, which ended up stress-testing some of our policy and security related processes. During the embargo period of XSA-108, the Xen Project Security Team was faced with some difficult questions of policy interpretation, as well as practical issues related to pre-disclosure list membership applications.

Tools for checking broken web links - part 1

With a growing web site, it becomes almost impossible to manually uncover all broken links. For WordPress blogs, you can install link checking plugins to automate the process. But, these plugins are resource intensive, and some web hosting companies (e.g., WPEngine) ban them outright. Alternatively, you may use web-based link checkers, such as Google Webmaster Tools and W3C.

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