Archivio tag: openstack

Bookmarks for 3 nov 2014 through 5 nov 2014

These are my links for 3 nov 2014 through 5 nov 2014:

Bookmarks for 22 ott 2014 from 11:37 to 15:55

These are my links for 22 ott 2014 from 11:37 to 15:55:

  • S3QL – nikratio – S3QL is a file system that stores all its data online using storage services like Google Storage, Amazon S3, or OpenStack. S3QL effectively provides a hard disk of dynamic, infinite capacity that can be accessed from any computer with internet access running Linux, FreeBSD or OS-X. S3QL is a standard conforming, full featured UNIX file system that is conceptually indistinguishable from any local file system. Furthermore, S3QL has additional features like compression, encryption, data de-duplication, immutable trees and snapshotting which make it especially suitable for online backup and archival. S3QL is designed to favor simplicity and elegance over performance and feature-creep. Care has been taken to make the source code as readable and serviceable as possible. Solid error detection and error handling have been included from the very first line, and S3QL comes with extensive automated test cases for all its components.
  • Using Foreman, an Opensource Frontend for Puppet - – The recent vulnerability in bash, got me running to update bash. It’s easy when you have maybe one or two Linux servers, but what do you do if you have 100’s or even thousands or servers? You need to use a server configuration and management tool like puppet. However, instead of using the command line, I wanted a GUI tool where I could select the servers or server group and select an action. That is where I found Foreman, A opensource tool which not only handles configuration of your servers but also does provisioning. Foreman is easy to install, opensource, has community based support and a good deal of documentation.
  • Power Up Your Authentication with Open LDAP and Puppet | DataCentred – When you’re busy automating your infrastructure, a recurring theme that causes questions and problems is this: how do you reliably integrate your data (which changes all the time) into your configuration? As a hosting company, we find ourselves needing to tend to an ever-increasing number of devices: servers, switches, routers, hypervisors, you name it. A staple mechanism for centralised authentication is the use of an LDAP server to manage a directory of users and groups and to perform authentication of credentials and privileges on behalf of other devices on the network.
  • Enterprise/Authentication/KerberosServices – Ubuntu Wiki – This article explains a little bit about the Kerberos protocol and how it can be used in Ubuntu. It's not a thorough manual, use more authoritative sources to get more accurate information and update if you see obvious mistakes.

Bookmarks for 26 ago 2014 from 13:53 to 15:35

These are my links for 26 ago 2014 from 13:53 to 15:35:

  • Petr’s blog about Linux: Systemd Cheatsheet
  • List of IXPs – Euro-IX – List of known IXPS around the globe
  • Cloud Orchestration & Cloud Automation the DevOps Way | Cloudify – Orchestrate Real Apps on the Cloud with Cloudify Achieve a smooth transition to the cloud and easy automation of even the most complex applications throughout their entire lifecycle with Cloudify. Orchestrate the creation of the whole cloud infrastructure required for your application, starting from compute resources all the way down to networks and block storage devices. Cloudify will then deploy your applications to the cloud (OpenStack, VMWare vSphere, or even bare metal like Softlayer), monitor their progress and scale them when needed. With Cloudify, you won’t be locked in to any one cloud provider or one type of cloud; deploy the same application in your own data center or on the cloud of your choice using your favorite automation and configuration management tools. Monitor, manage and scale your application with Cloudify, whatever the topology or technology stack.

Bookmarks for 16 gen 2014 from 10:51 to 11:03

These are my links for 16 gen 2014 from 10:51 to 11:03:

  • Using KVM virtualization – Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization has largely replaced Xen as the default open source mechanism for creating and supporting virtual machines (VMs) on most Linux systems. Though the motivation for this change is primarily build and support related rather than technical, the reality is that many enterprise IT groups that are interested in virtualization will need to learn the administrative command-and-control tools that KVM uses. Similarly, IT shops with an existing investment in Xen virtualization that are moving to KVM will probably want to convert existing VMs to the formats that KVM supports whenever possible, rather than having to re-create them.
  • Create Linux and Windows images for OpenStack private clouds – This article proposes a new way to construct Linux® and Windows® images for private clouds built with the OpenStack cloud operating system. Current image-creation methods for OpenStack environments are cumbersome and time-consuming. The authors present an online, self-service method that makes image construction faster and easier for operators and end users of private clouds.
  • The Tengine Web Server – Tengine is a web server originated by Taobao, the largest e-commerce website in Asia. It is based on the Nginx HTTP server and has many advanced features. Tengine has proven to be very stable and efficient on some of the top 100 websites in the world, including taobao.com and tmall.com. Tengine has been an open source project since December 2011. It is being actively developed by the Tengine team, whose core members are from Taobao, Sogou and other Internet companies. Tengine is a community effort and everyone is encouraged to get involved.