Category: CloudStack

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VPC to VPC VPN configuration in CloudStack

This blog post was originally posted on the ShapeBlue website: http://www.shapeblue.com/vpc-to-vpc-vpn-configuration-in-cloudstack/

Introduction

Configuring connectivity between CloudStack hosted VPCs can be done by either using private gateways – which has to be configured by CloudStack root administrators to use dedicated network segments – or by using VPC-to-VPC connections, which can be configured by the CloudStack end user without admin input.

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ApacheCon Miami / CCCNA 2017 talk May 2017 – Apache CloudStack upgrade best practices

This year the CloudStack Collaboration Conference was held as part of ApacheCon Miami. CloudStack upgrades is a topic which makes some users nervous – so I decided to do my main talk going over some of the best practices we have picked up over the years.

Slide deck up on SlideShare:

Also check our ShapeBlue blog post on the Miami conference – http://www.shapeblue.com/cloudstack-collaboration-conference-miami-may-16-18/

CloudStack

ApacheCon Miami / CCCNA 2017 talk 17/May/17 – Using KVM in Apache CloudStack

This year the CloudStack Collaboration Conference was held as part of ApacheCon Miami. Setup of KVM for use with CloudStack can be a little challenging – hence I brought along a previous talk from an EU user group in London to go into a bit more detail on this.

Slide deck on SlideShare:

Also check our ShapeBlue blog post on the Miami conference – http://www.shapeblue.com/cloudstack-collaboration-conference-miami-may-16-18/

CloudStackDevOps and Automation

Virtualisation / TechUG talk 22/Feb/17 – Configuration Management best practices

In February I was invited by Mike, Brendon and Gavin to do another talk at the TechUG / Virtualisation user group in Glasgow. Having done a talk about one of my favourite topics – Ansible – previously, I decided to do a little bit more of a getting started and best practices talk this time, as well showing what we do with our Trillian framework at ShapeBlue.

Slide deck is up on SlideShare:

CloudStack

CloudStack upgrades – best practices

This blog post was originally posted on the ShapeBlue website: http://www.shapeblue.com/cloudstack-upgrades-best-practices/

Introduction

Upgrading CloudStack can sometimes be a little daunting – but as the 5P’s proverb goes – Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. With planning, testing and the right strategy upgrades will have a high chance of success and have minimal impact on your CloudStack end users. Read More

CloudStack

KVM networking

This blog post was originally posted on the ShapeBlue website: http://www.shapeblue.com/networking-kvm-for-cloudstack/

Introduction

KVM hypervisor networking for CloudStack can sometimes be a challenge, considering KVM doesn’t quite have the matured guest networking model found in the likes of VMware vSphere and Citrix XenServer. In this blog post we’re looking at the options for networking KVM hosts using bridges and VLANs, and dive a bit deeper into the configuration for these options. Read More

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Recovery of VMs to new CloudStack instance

This blog post was originally posted on the ShapeBlue website: http://www.shapeblue.com/recovery-of-vms-to-new-cloudstack-instance

We recently came across a very unusual issue where a client had a major security breach on their network. As well as lots of other damage their CloudStack infrastructure was maliciously damaged beyond recovery. Luckily the hackers hadn’t manage to damage the backend XenServer hypervisors so they were quite happily still running user VMs and Virtual Routers, just not under CloudStack control. Read More