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Building an OpenShift Lab: Why I Used Atomic Host

By on Mar 30, 2017 in Article

RHEL Atomic Host requires a lot less configuration than a full RHEL Server installation. The docker daemon is installed and configured, storage is already setup to use device mapper on a dedicated LV, and the default tools necessary to install OpenShift are already installed. And as a bonus, the installation on my laptop in KVM virtual machines is about 10X as fast as installing a full RHEL installation.

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Deep Dive: Rebasing vs. Backporting

By on May 19, 2014 in Article

Background Impetus Recently, I saw a discussion was started, asking about the importance of the operating system on the LinkedIn OpenStack group: Ubuntu can overtake Red Hat in private clouds because the OS doesn’t really matter I found the conversation wildly interesting because several people expressed reasons for why they think the operating system does...

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CentOS Post Mortem & Analysis

By on Mar 28, 2013 in Article

Background I manage the crunchtools lab and the infrastructure for this blog similar to a development data center. I have a rigorous weekly checklist, which includes optionally applying operating system patches as they are available. I do not perform the updates every week because of time constraints, but when I do, I patch all of the systems. Most of my...

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KVM Cluster with DRBD/GFS

By on Jul 6, 2010 in Article

Background Recently, I started a project at (www.eyemg.com) to migrate from VMWare to KVM. Our standard server deployment is based on RHEL5 running on HP DL380 hardware. Given our hardware/software deployment, it made sense to align ourselves with Red Hat’s offering of KVM. We are able to achieve feature parity with VMware server while adding live migration....

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