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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 blades with something better that contained a supported storage controller.…

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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 virtual bridge. To fix this, I chose to move my…

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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? I will cover why it was not completely lost in the following writeup, but most of my data was damaged, which forced me to restore…

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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 vSphere. There are a few other items to consider along the way. Since the ioDrive is a mezzanine card for the HP blade, it is…

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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 faked by using a graphical console on your KVM server as well as Hyper-V, but that defeats the purpose of keeping the console of the…

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