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RDO Kilo Three Node Setup for Controller+Network+Compute (ML2&OVS&VXLAN) on CentOS 7.1

Following bellow is brief instruction  for traditional three node deployment test Controller&&Network&&Compute for oncoming RDO Kilo, which was performed on Fedora 21 host with KVM/Libvirt Hypervisor (16 GB RAM, Intel Core i7-4771 Haswell CPU, ASUS Z97-P ) Three VMs (4 GB RAM,2 VCPUS)  have been setup. Controller VM one (management subnet) VNIC, Network Node VM three VNICS (management,vtep’s external subnets), Compute Node VM two VNICS (management,vtep’s subnets)
SELINUX stays in enforcing mode.
Three Libvirt networks created

Xen Project Hackathon 15 Event Report

After spending almost a week in Shanghai for the Xen Project Hackathon it is time to write up some notes.

More than 48 delegates from Alibaba, Citrix, Desay SV Automotive, GlobalLogic, Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel, Oracle, Suse and Visteon Electronics attended the event, which covered a wide range of topics.

I wanted to thank Susie Li, Hongbo Wang and Mei Yu from Intel for funding and organizing the event.

Connecting EMC/NetApp shelves as JBOD to a Linux machine

Let’s say you have old shelves of either EMC or NetApp with SAS or SATA disks in them. And let’s say you want to connect them via FC to a Linux machine and have some nice ZFS machine/cluster, or whatever else. There are few things to know, and to attend in order for it to work.

Introducing the Xen Project – OpenStack CI Loop

We recently introduced the new Xen Project Test Lab, a key piece of infrastructure to improve the quality of our code and code coverage. As stated earlier, “we are serious and proactive when it comes to minimising and, whenever possible, eliminating any adverse effects from defects, security vulnerabilities or performance problems”.

Why Unikernels Can Improve Internet Security

This is a reprint of a 3-part unikernel series published on Linux.com. In this post, Xen Project Advisory Board Chairman Lars Kurth explains how unikernels address security and allow for the careful management of particularly critical portions of an organization’s data and processing needs. (See part one, 7 Unikernel Projects to Take On Docker in 2015.)

7 Unikernel Projects to Take On Docker in 2015

This is a reprint of a 3-part unikernel series published on Linux.com. In part one, Xen Project Advisory Board Chairman Lars Kurth takes a closer look at the rise of unikernels and several up-and-coming projects to keep close tabs on in the coming months.

Docker and Linux container technologies dominate headlines today as a powerful, easy way to package applications, especially as cloud computing becomes more mainstream. While still a work-in-progress, they offer a simple, clean and lean way to distribute application workloads.

XenServer 6.5 PCI-Passthrough

While searching the web for how to perform PCI-Passthrough on XenServers, we mostly get info about previous versions. Since I have just completed setting up PCI-Passthrough on XenServer version 6. 5 (with recent update 8, just to give you some notion of the exact time frame), I am sharing it here.

Introducing Xen Project’s New Test Lab

One of Xen Project’s highest priorities is to continually work to improve the quality of our code and code coverage. We’re serious and proactive when it comes to minimising and, whenever possible, eliminating any adverse effects from defects, security vulnerabilities or performance problems. Our users run some of the largest cloud and datacenter operations in the world, so we know that reboots and service interruptions are more than mere glitches in operations.

Nova libvirt-xen driver fails to schedule instance under Xen 4.4.1 Hypervisor with libxl toolstack

UPDATE as of 16/04/2015
For now http://www.slideshare.net/xen_com_mgr/openstack-xenfinal
is supposed to work only with nova networking per Anthony PERARD
  Neutron appears to be an issue.
  Please, view details of troubleshooting and diagnostic obtained (thanks to Ian   Campbell)

Redhat Cluster and Citrix XenServer

I wanted to write down a guide for RHCS on RHEL/Centos6 and XenServer.
If you want to do that, you need to go through two major challenges which you will encounter. I want to save on the search and sum it all up together here.

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