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RHEV Upgrade Saga: RHEL 7 Licensing and RHEV Support

September 22, 2014
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While continuing on my way toward getting a fully running RHEV set up on RHEL 7, I find myself facing two new problems. Neither has a simple solution. The first is the lack of support in RHEV for RHEL 7 as a hypervisor. The second concerns a change in Red Hat’s handling of virtualization licenses.…

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vSphere Upgrade Saga: Upgrading for VSAN

July 10, 2014
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In order to use cache enhanced storage such as vFRC, VSAN, PernixData, SanDisk, etc., I had to upgrade my hardware to support better storage controllers that actually recognize SSDs as something more than just plain disks. For my environment, I had to replace my storage…

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RHEV Upgrade Saga: Installing Open vSwitch on RHEL 7

June 30, 2014
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I was finally going to install RHEV on my brand-new system running RHEL 7 RC with KVM. However, it has a dependency on DNS. Which was fine, but my DNS server was on another network, not the private network used by KVM with the standard…

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vSphere Upgrade Saga: Catastrophic Failure Recovery

June 27, 2014
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Recently, my environment experienced a seemingly major catastrophe. The IBM DS3400 SAN I use experienced a two-drive failure, which meant the RAID 5 array was effectively gone. Or was it?…

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vSphere Upgrade Saga: Adding Fusion-io to an HP BL460c

June 16, 2014
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I recently received an HP ioDrive Accelerator for some testing and discovered that putting the device into the blade was just not enough to get it to work with VMware…

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RHEV Upgrade Saga: KVM Client

June 9, 2014
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RHEV Upgrade Saga: KVM Client

Citrix has XenClient, but there is no equivalent for Hyper-V, vSphere, or KVM. Here are the steps to build a KVM client for your own use. Granted, this could be…

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