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Amazon CloudFront / S3 Small Object Test Results
After some initial confusing results measuring "before-and-after CloudFront/S3" performance, Dennis Opacki, Systems Operations Manager for Amazon Cloudfront offered to help. Working with the test results from a number of members of The UNIX and Linux Forums pulling a small 1623 byte gif object...
Computing in the Clouds with AWS
Tim Bass 07-25-2008 02:34 AM The admin*team at The UNIX Forums*have been considering moving the UNIX and*Linux*Forums to the clouds - the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.* Amazon EC2 is one option to scale the forums, which is a*LAMP application.* Amazon EC2 allows*us to rent dedicated...
A load balancer for Nomachine NX
Hello, in case somebody has a NoMachine NX cluster, and is suffering from its dumb round-robin dispatcher, here is a solution: nxpub (NX Pluggable User Balancer). It should run on all LUnix OS. Scripts for install/uninstall are supplied. While tested with NX 3 (NX 3.5 is the latest), it might...
Solaris VM "break" signal
Hi All How would you send a solaris virtual machine in vmware esx, a break signal?
Heyas So, i like doing custom a LiveImage of my OS. Using Redhats kickstart/livecd-creator method. Anyway, so i would like to test the liveimages... AND also, i WOULD like to install FreeBSD, Solaris, or whatever, onto a Virtual Machine. I used to use Oracles Virtualbox, but eversince...
Need to use UNIX to access a file from "the cloud"
Normally files are given to us via FTP and we use a program (DMX) to pull that file into our database. I have been told that we will be receiving a new file via "the cloud" and I need to prepare a method to access and otherwise process this file using UNIX/LINUX. I realize my request raises more...
I want to change my virtual box disk to immutable. When I try to do that I get the following error. Error changing medium type from Normal to Immutable. Cannot change the type of medium '/root/VirtualBox VMs/fedora13/fedora13.vmdk' because it is attached to 1 virtual machines Please help me...
KVM guests unique ID
Hi, I wanted to know if there was a way to get a unique UUID for KVM guest from the guest OS which isn't easily modifiable. I have a software that I would like to run inside a KVM guest and want to do some license protection on it using a unique UUID. Does KVM allow multiple VMs on the same...
Connecting windows to Vmware
Hi , I have installed Centos 6.5 in my VMWare on windows 7 , My Internet is running fine on both VMWare OS and windows 7 . When I am trying to connect from putty on my window to Vimware Linux but it does not connect. Please help what should I do to connect the window system to Linux System
OpenVZ domains/sites stopped working after restore
Hello, i created .tgz backups of my vms using vzdump. I accidentally deleted vms, its files just disappeared i dont know how. So what i did is that i restored backups by vzdump, but result is that i can SSH into a VM etc, i can also use their IP to access control panel on VPS, BUT, domains not...
Virtualization on vmware
Got tired of messing around with real hardware old and others.. Decided to spend some $$ for a QUAD-core dual cpu laptop with 8 gig of ram and 1 TB disk space.. running VMware workstation 10 on windows 8.0 , with a pair of solx86 vcs 5.1 cluster and a pair of rhel 6.4 vcs 6.x cluster.. ...
Want to learn Cloud Computing
Hi, I am working as Linux system administrator now I want to learn cloud computing too. I tried Googling but couldn't find appropriate information so thought to ask people here. Can somebody suggest me correct path along with tutorials/PDF/HTMLs? Really appreciate your help. thx Pras
Error in virtualbox while instaling guest additions
Failed to open the CD/DVD image /usr/lib/virtualbox/additions/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso. Could not get the storage format of the medium '/usr/lib/virtualbox/additions/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso' (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED). Result Code: VBOX_E_IPRT_ERROR (0x80BB0005) Component: Medium Interface: IMedium...
Rediscover a new NIC
hi guys I am using Suse 11 in virtual enviroment using vmware. For some reasons I need to add a new virtual nic or just a nic to my suse 11. so is there a way to add this new NIC to my Suse 11 without restarting? thanks a lot
solaris virtual machine vmware esx
Hi All How would you send a solaris virtual machine in vmware esx, a break signal? :confused:
Private, Public and Hybrid Clouds
Hi all, Private, Public and Hybrid Clouds I'm now testing OpenStack; Home OpenStack Open Source Cloud Computing Software -Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) -Platform as a Service (PaaS) -Software as a Service (SaaS)
Open Source Cloud Software
Hi all, I'm prepared exploring cloud technology to play on both private and public clouds. Please advise which of the following Open Source Cloud software, other than Ubuntu One, will be more powerful on features:- Abiquo http://www.abiquo.com/ Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)...
Virtual machines in vmware requires reset of the vlan
I have virtual machines in the vmware environment that run either windows or linux that loose conncetivity and every time i have to change their vlan to vm network and latter join them to original vlan to gain connectivity. Advice
Redhat Linux 5 settings in VMWARE
I have installed Redhat Linux 5 in VMWARE and would need to access through putty form the same desktop or other desktop, Please help me what are the config setting needs to be modified We could connect through Router (Wifi) or network, also Without network since the server hosted on same...
unable to connect internet on virtual machine
I have installed Oracle VM virtual box on Windows 7 and using LINUX (backtrack 5) as my virtual OS. The problem is i'm unable to connect to internet from my virtual OS. i'm using USB dongle (mobile broad band) to connect to internet from my host OS windows 7. I tried setting NAT in VM settings...
sharing between vmware (ubuntu) and windows7
Hi Friends, I have windows7 in my system and I installed vmware having ubuntu OS, I am able to work in both independently. But I want to share some text file from WINDOWS7 to the vmware ubuntu, I tried and able to ping vmware(ubuntu) ipaddress from windows7 and vice-versa. But when...
Hi All, We are using Citrix MFU 4. When users try to launch ICFB (Cadence)tool, They get the below error: Using Cadence version ic5141_isr141 *ERROR* Failed to find either 24-bit TrueColor or 8-bit PseudoColor Visual. *WARNING* Failed to find either 24-bit TrueColor or 8-pbit PseudoColor...
HowTo enable ElasticFox or Elasticfox-ec2tag in Firefox5
The loss of this plugin kept me at Firefox 4 for about 1.5 months now. I live and work in the cloud and cannot be without my beloved Elasticfox*. Today, I have enabled this "incompatible" add-on in Firefox5 using this method. Open Firefox and open a new tab. type in about:config Read and...
problems with Installation of virtual box
I am Trying to install Oracle virtual box.But it is giving me some error message.Unable to resolve dependencies for some packages selected for installation.Missing dependencies libSDL-1.2.so.0 is needed by pacakage virtual box 4.1 I am using RHEL5 Help out with this.
Virtual sound card for Ubuntu
We are using vmware ESX host. I have converted ubuntu notebook from physical to virtual. I need sound card for audio call testing but ESX isn't support sound card. Picture is attached. I can use virtual sound card for w7 on ESX using with VAC (virtual audio cable) <a...
How to grow an EBS Array at AWS
This process was collected by trial and error (mostly error) since most of the documents I found on the 'net were incomplete. The cookbook/walkthrough on how to grow an Array on EBS at AWS... # walkthrough by John Jones (jjones at cirrhus9 dot com) umount /dev/md0 mdadm --stop /dev/md0...
is mdadm --incremental --rebuild --run --scan destructive?
Hello Unix Community: My task to figure out how to add a 20G volume to an existing EBS Array (RAID0) at AWS. I haven't been told that growing the existing volumes isn't an option, or adding another larger volume to the existing array is the way to go. The client's existing data-store is...
Help with Vmrun in Vmware
Hi, I've set up Windows XP virtual machines on an Ubuntu host to perform certain automated tasks. I copy files from the Ubuntu machine over to the XP machines using vmrun, execute the files, and receive reports back. All this is done using bash. If the files I copy and run over in the vm...
Hi everyone. Last week we have some hardware problems in our Unixware 7 server, and i decided to change this physical machine into a virtual machine. The scenario is: architecture=IA32 bus_types=PCI2.10,ISA,PnP1.0 hostname=tecsup2uw.tecsupaqp.edu hw_provider=Generic AT...
List of cloud service providers
Would be nice to create a list and go adding so people are aware of the options. I am going to start with a few, please feel free to add what you know. (Also I might have somethings wrong, please correct me) 1. ec2 (amazon) 2. open nebula 3. ubuntu enterprise cloud (I believe this runs on open...
Installing CentOS 5.5 on Virtual Box
Hi, I have installed VirtualBox, downloaded CentOS 5.5 and created a VirtualMachine where i have installed the 'server' versión of CentOS 5.5 As I installed Virtual Box a new network device appeared '22.214.171.124' in my 'real' machine. I was unable to reach my webserver so i istalled CentOS...
Issue during vSphere CLI installation
Hi All, I am trying to install vShpere Command line interface(CLI) on fedora 12 but when i make an attempt to install it, I got the following message during installation, I already have perl v5.10 version installed on it.As part of the vCLI installation, it installs ActivePerl 5.8.8. So why I...
Hi VMware 7.1.1
Hi Gurus Can anyone please send a trial license of VMware 7.1.1. I install it in my machine. Thanks
Invisible/Transparent Background in VM
Hello, If you switch to "seamless mode" in virtualbox, you can see the taskbar of the OS on your screen , like having a transparent background on your VM. My question: is there a possibility to do the same in VMware's Workstation (7) ? I know and use the "Unity" mode in Workstation/Player, but...
HPVM log file location and a sample
1. Can somebody tell me the log file location of HPVM where all the events of guest OS are reported ? 2. And if possible a log file with important events in it ?
xen vm cannot found harddisk's driver
Hi, everyone: i'am new to xen. and when i tried to install a centos5 vm using xen, the vm cannot find the harddisk's driver. the attachment is some pictures of the installation process. i used centos5.5 and 'dd' to create the vm's virtual disk image, and my creating command is:...
Install Xen vm on centos5.5 crashed "x00\x00\x00\x00\"
Hi, everyone: I'm new to xen. When I install a vm on centos5.5, I got xen crashed: # virt-install -n centos5 -r 512 --vcpus=1 --disk path=/home/mycoy/centos5.img,size=8 --nographics -l http://mirror01.idc.hinet.net/CentOS/5.5/isos/i386/CentOS-5.5-i386-netinstall.iso when...
ionice command to set i/o priorities for domUs
Hi, I have xen on a debian lenny with more then 20 VM. The supermicro server has a raid10 with a good performance, but I have IO issues when one VM is making backup, it affects the performance of the other VMs. I've setup cpus, vcpus, sched-credit between dom0 and domUs as doc recommended, but...
VMmark virtualization benchmarks
Hi, We have to make a decision to buy 10 new servers for MS Exchange/Domain Controller running virtual tiles and for hardware we have choice of HP Proliant DL380 G6, Dell PowerEdge R710 & IBM X3650 M2, somebody sent me comparison of VMmark virtualization performance benchmark which states that...
KVM FC12 guest save not working ??
Howdy I am using Fedora12 with KVM, with XP64pro as a guest. Everything seems to be working just fine, BUT I can't Save. When I do instruction KVM to save, I get a continuing Saving display, but it continues for a long time until I finally terminate it due to boredom :) I have let it run for...
SVR4 on virtual machine help
Hello to all UNIX experts! This is my problem: I have to emulate an old UNIX System 5 release 4 on a virtual machine. I've got 30 images (.IMA) of 1.4M floppy where there is the installation of SVR4. How I can install it with those files? I tried with Vmware 7 workstation but it says 'Operating...
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