About Apache CloudStack Apache CloudStack is a top-level project of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The project develops open source software for deploying public and private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds. CloudStack provides an open and flexible cloud orchestration platform to deliver reliable and scalable private and public clouds. What's that mean, exactly? The Case For Low-Cost, Low-Power Servers The Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research was held last week at Asilomar California. It’s a biennial systems conference. At the last CIDR, two years ago, I wrote up Architecture for Modular Data Centers where I argued that containerized data centers are an excellent way to increase the pace of innovation in data center power and mechanical systems and are also a good way to grow data centers more cost effectively with a smaller increment of growth.
ghettoVCB.sh - Free alternative for backing up VM's for ESX(i) 3.5, 4.x+ & 5.x DescriptionFeaturesRequirementsSetupConfigurationsUsageSample Execution Dry run ModeDebug backup ModeBackup VMs stored in a listBackup All VMs residing on specific ESX(i) hostBackup All VMs residing on specific ESX(i) host and exclude the VMs in the exclusion listBackup VMs using individual backup policies Enable compression for backupsEmail Backup Logs Restore backups (ghettoVCB-restore.sh)Cronjob FAQStopping ghettoVCB ProcessFAQOur NFS Server ConfigurationUseful LinksChange Log This script performs backups of virtual machines residing on ESX(i) 3.5/4.x/5.x servers using methodology similar to VMware's VCB tool. The script takes snapshots of live running virtual machines, backs up the master VMDK(s) and then upon completion, deletes the snapshot until the next backup. This script has been tested on ESX 3.5/4.x/5.x and ESXi 3.5/4.x/5.x and supports the following backup mediums: LOCAL STORAGE, SAN and NFS.
KVM switch Symbolic representation of a KVM switch. The computer on the right is currently being controlled by the peripherals. KVM switch Industrial rack mount KVM showing console and computer ports for DVI and USB (keyboard/mouse) A KVM switch (with KVM being an abbreviation for "keyboard, video and mouse") is a hardware device that allows a user to control multiple computers from one or more keyboard, video monitor and mouse. Try This Great Looking Conky Lua Configuration For Ubuntu, Fedora Or Linux Mint Despot77 posted a great looking Conky Lua configuration at Gnome-Look that displays some beautiful rings for the cpu, clock, ram, swap, disk, net and also comes with an easy way to display the weather that doesn't involve you register to any website, work with API keys and so on. Another thing I like about this configuration is that it comes with various color themes and distribution logos: Fedora, Linux Mint and Ubuntu (update: the package also provides Debian and openSUSE configurations). Here is a screenshot of my desktop - setting it up took under one minute so don't get scared about the instructions below, it's actually quite easy:
Puppet Open Source: IT Automation Software for System Administrators Puppet Open Source is a flexible, customizable framework available under the Apache 2.0 license designed to help system administrators automate the many repetitive tasks they regularly perform. As a declarative, model-based approach to IT automation, it lets you define the desired state - or the “what” - of your infrastructure using the Puppet configuration language. Once these configurations are deployed, Puppet automatically installs the necessary packages and starts the related services, and then regularly enforces the desired state. VIA Nano™ Processor VIA Nano® E-Series processors are based on superscalar, speculative out-of-order 64-bit architecture providing a highly compatible, high-performance, and low-power consumption solution for embedded computing. With an open platform, VIA Nano® E-Series processors allow developers to put in as many features as possible with a fast time-to-market. Utilizing 65nm process technology, VIA Nano® E-Series processors are an ideal blend of powerful performance and energy efficiency. The processors augment that with aggressive power and thermal management features within a compact 21mm x 21mm NanoBGA2 package for an idle power as low as 100mW (0.1 W).
Gmail, Weather, Beauty on your Ubuntu Desktop For help, feedback, comments, and other discussions for this tutorial, please visit the official forum. [Update1: I've received few complaints about weather not being displayed. Yahoo changed their API (url) such that our script was never able to grab the weather info. About Vagrant - Vagrant Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments. With an easy-to-use workflow and focus on automation, Vagrant lowers development environment setup time, increases development/production parity, and makes the "works on my machine" excuse a relic of the past. Vagrant was started in January 2010 by Mitchell Hashimoto. For almost three years, Vagrant was a side-project for Mitchell, a project that he worked on in his free hours after his full time job. During this time, Vagrant grew to be trusted and used by a range of individuals to entire development teams in large companies.
Apache HTTP Server The Apache HTTP Server, colloquially called Apache (/əˈpætʃiː/ ə-PA-chee), is the world's most used web server software. Originally based on the NCSA HTTPd server, development of Apache began in early 1995 after work on the NCSA code stalled. Apache played a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web, quickly overtaking NCSA HTTPd as the dominant HTTP server, and has remained most popular since April 1996. In 2009, it became the first web server software to serve more than 100 million websites.
Virtual Geek [updated June 24th, 11:10am ET – minor typo fixes, one technical catch, fixed links] DockerCon is going on today and tomorrow – and no better time to put out some new great tools for people using Containers. This will be a 3 part post – and timed intentionally with DockerCon. Why? Well – containers are indeed the buzz du jour, and while the ecosystem is still very vibrant (far from settled, with lots of battles being fought), DockerCon has become a critical time for the ecosystem to get together and collaborate. Containers and persistence – what’s the scoop?
WDT - Web Developer Tools GNOME WDT - Web Developer Tools is a suite of useful tools for web developers Patch for UNITY available, statusicon replaced with appindicator Download the archive, extract it and move the webdeveloper.py file to /usr/share/wdt and replace the current one. How Linux is taking over the network Is world domination by Linux a fanciful dream, or could it be a reality in ways we don't expect? Scott Reeves sees the signs. Is the idea of world domination by Linux as far-fetched as it sounds? Perhaps it is still not deployed on many laptops or desktops worldwide. Does that mean that world domination is a pipe dream? I would argue that it may all depend on whether you define world domination as having it installed on more laptops than its competitors, or whether you define it as being present in more places than its competitors.
About the Apache HTTP Server Project - The Apache HTTP Server Pr The Apache HTTP Server Project is a collaborative software development effort aimed at creating a robust, commercial-grade, featureful, and freely-available source code implementation of an HTTP (Web) server. The project is jointly managed by a group of volunteers located around the world, using the Internet and the Web to communicate, plan, and develop the server and its related documentation. This project is part of the Apache Software Foundation. In addition, hundreds of users have contributed ideas, code, and documentation to the project. This file is intended to briefly describe the history of the Apache HTTP Server and recognize the many contributors. In February of 1995, the most popular server software on the Web was the public domain HTTP daemon developed by Rob McCool at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.