Short thoughts that don't make it to my blog...

7th April 2014

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Making FileVault Use a Disk Password

Making FileVault Use a Disk Password

hspencer77:

Great use of FileVault on Mac OS X.

Originally posted on /dev/zero:

To unlock a disk that is encrypted with OS X’s FileVault feature one needs to type in the password that belongs to any user on the machine who is allowed to unlock the disk. The system then boots and helpfully logs you in as that user. In general that is probably a convenient little feature, but for me it just makes…

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24th March 2014

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Install Eucalyptus 4.0 Using Motherbrain and Chef

Install Eucalyptus 4.0 Using Motherbrain and Chef

hspencer77:

Great blog discussing how to use Motherbrain, Chef and Eucalyptus.

Originally posted on Testing Clouds at 128bpm:

Introduction

Installing distributed systems can be a tedious and time consuming process. Luckily there are many solutions for distributed configuration management available to the open source community. Over the past few months, I have been working on the Eucalyptus…

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16th February 2014

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Yet Another AWS Compatibility Example Using Vagrant-AWS Plugin and Eucalyptus 3.4 to Deploy Docker

Something that Eucalyptus has been constant about from the beginning is its stance on being the best open source, on-premise AWS-compatible cloud on the market.   This blog entry is just another example of demonstrating this compatibility.

My most recent…

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Tagged: aws compatibilitycloud computingdockereucalyptus 3.4ubuntu cloud imageubuntu raringvagrantvagrant-aws

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13th February 2014

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Deploying CentOS 6.5 Image in Docker on Eucalyptus 3.4

This blog entry is a follow-up of my blog entry entitled “Step-by-Step Deployment of Docker on Eucalyptus 3.4 for the Cloud Administrator“.  In that blog entry, I covered how to deploy an Ubuntu Raring Cloud Image on Eucalyptus, and use that image to…

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Tagged: aws ec2 actionscentos 5 base imagecentos 6 base imagedockereuca2ools 3euca2ools configuration fileseucalyptus 3.4ubuntu cloud imagesubuntu raring

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2nd February 2014

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CirrOS: Perfect Machine Image for Eucalyptus Cloud Debugging

CirrOS is a a trimmed-down OS that has been developed to run on cloud environments. When deployed on Eucalyptus clouds, CirrOS is very effective in confirming the clouds have been set up to provide instance networking, and instance services (metadata and…

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Tagged: cirrOScloud computingec2metadataemis.eucalyptus.comeuca2oolseustoreinstance debugging

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1st February 2014

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12 Steps To EBS-Backed EMI Bliss on Eucalyptus

In previous posts, I shared how to use Ubuntu Cloud Images and eustore with Eucalyptus and AWS.  This blog entry will focus on how to use these assets to create EBS-backed EMIs in 12 steps.   These steps can be used on AWS as well, but instead of creating…

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Tagged: awscloud computingebs-backed machine imageseucalyptuseucalyptus 3.4eustoreprecisesnapshotsUbuntu 12.04ubuntu cloud imagesvolumes

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16th January 2014

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SSH Connection Upgrades coming in Ansible 1.5

Reblogged from AnsibleWorks Blog:

Ansible features a very finely tuned and efficient SSH implementation that we’ve been working on (believe it or not), on and off, for almost two years.  It can work with passwords, keys, any user account, sudo with no…

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16th January 2014

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How to add second interface to Eucalyptus instances

Reblogged from teemuinclouds:

and play around with eucalyptus nc-hooks while we are at it ;)

Reasoning

Do you really really need and want to do custom modifications to your working environment … think twice!

Now that you have through and through thought…

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16th December 2013

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Mr. TV

Reblogged from /dev/zero:

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I previously wrote about the big, Raspberry Pi-powered TV setat Eucalyptus HQ that displays the #eucalyptus-devel IRC channel so developers can always see what is going on and jump in if they need to. That setup has worked quite…

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10th December 2013

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Testing Riak CS with Eucalyptus

Reblogged from Testing Clouds at 128bpm:

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One of the beautiful things about working with IaaS is the disposable nature of instances. If they are not behaving properly due to a bug or have been misconfigured for some reason, instances can be…

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