Import regular kvm image to oVirt or RHEV

I recently replaced a couple of servers within a friends business with an oVirt virtualisation setup, I’m really pleased with the whole configuration which consists of a single engine host and 2 hypervisor nodes, the storage is shared over the 2 hosts with glusterfs. The guests which run on the platform replace the services that ran separately on a couple… Read more →

2013 – A good year

I thought I’d finish off the year with a bit of reflection, overall it’s been a pretty good year in both camps of my life – the geek/tech and the family side. Obvious highs of the year include: Birth of my second child, Alfie. OggCamp 13 LinuxCon Europe Barcamp Blackpool RossLUGs 3rd year – some fantastic meetings this year. It… Read more →

New projects: Pi’s and Arduinos

Recently I’ve been working on several new projects, all of which use either a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino. Site-To-Site VPN A friend of mine recently opened a new satellite office, and as part of his day to day work had a requirement to connect the two together so resources on either side could see each other. Site-to-site VPN I… Read more →

New hosting for my blog

After one of my LUG colleagues mentioning about the BigV service from Bytemark I just had to try it. So today I prized open the wallet and set myself up an account. For £10+VAT per month you get a VM, it comes with 25gb HD space, 1GiB RAM, 1CPU (2.2ghz AMD it seems)  and 200gb bandwidth per month. All seems… Read more →

Why I’m uninstalling Ubuntu

I wouldn’t normally write about this kind of move, but I’m in a position where I feel I have to. A little over a year ago I made a decision to move from Fedora to Ubuntu, it wasn’t a decision that was easy after all I have been using Fedora since its first release, and Red Hat since around version… Read more →