Category Archives: kvm

AD Physical to Virtual conversion… Continued!

So I wasn’t able to complete the earlier attempt to boot the VM. Something to do with the SATA backplane not having enough juice to keep both my 6-disk array and the w2k8 disk online at the same time. I … Continue reading

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Windows is *still* loading files

I’m moving the active directory server off of hardware on to the hypervisor. I think if I boot the drive as USB I can install the virtio disk drivers on the system. Fingers crossed! Only thing is that this first … Continue reading

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Vacation Tasks

So, I’m taking vacation this week and next. Here’s a (partial) list of tasks that are left to do: Visit BC for NANOG 55 Work with Threshold Communications to verify interop is working as well as it seems to be … Continue reading

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Migrating VMs from pure paravirt hypervisor to hvm-capable hypervisor

I’m also changing all of my disk layouts from being block devices per each guest partition to one block device hypervisor side per each /dev/xvd* guest side. The block devices all live on a single storage server and are being … Continue reading

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A sonnet for kpartx

yeah, I don’t have one, but someone should write one.

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Building libvirt on CentOS5 (incomplete)

Much thanks to Brett for the pointers on rpm-fu. http://grantmcwilliams.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=229: $ sudo yum install \ xen-devel \ xhtml1-dtds \ hal-devel \ libpcap-devel \ cyrus-sasl-devel \ parted-devel \ numactl-devel \ avahi-devel \ slang-devel \ libvolume_id-devel \ openldap-devel # device-mapper-devel \ # … Continue reading

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