Accessing the serial console of your Nova servers
Cloud-init and the case of the changing hostname
Setting the stage
I ran into a problem earlier this week deploying RDO Icehouse under RHEL 6. My target systems were a set of libvirt guests deployed from the RHEL 6 KVM guest image, which includes cloud-init in order to support automatic configuration in cloud environments. I take advantage of …read more
Starting systemd services without blocking
Recently, I've been playing around with Fedora Atomic and
Kubernetes. I ran into a frustrating problem in which I
would attempt to start a service from within a script launched by
cloud-init, only to have have
systemctl block indefinitely
because the service I was attempting to start was dependent on …
Fedora Atomic, OpenStack, and Kubernetes (oh my)
Creating a Windows image for OpenStack
If you want to build a Windows image for use in your OpenStack environment, you can follow the example in the official documentation, or you can grab a Windows 2012r2 evaluation pre-built image from the nice folks at CloudBase.
The CloudBase-provided image is built using a set of scripts and configuration files that CloudBase has made available on GitHub.
The CloudBase repository is an excellent source of information, but I wanted to understand the process myself. This post describes the process I went through to establish an automated process for generating a Windows image suitable for use with OpenStack.read more