By: samprior

February 27, 2009 10:49 am

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Clustering within clustering

Before starting I must state that this article is conceptual rather than a technical document. Having worked on a number of clustering and virtualisation projects I often hear people say “now we have high availability for our virtual machines we no longer need Novell clustering”. I would disagree. Regardless of your preferred virtualisation platform, […]

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By: samprior

July 11, 2008 2:52 pm

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XEN Networking (inc. bonding) with an IBM BladeCenter

Architecture: IBM BladeCenter E with LS41 double wide blades. Chassis I/O components include 2 x Nortel Networks Ethernet switch modules and 2 x Cisco Fibre Channel switch modules. Novell is working hard, along with the rest of the XEN community, to significantly improve and simplify the network configuration necessary on the host sever and virtual […]

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By: samprior

June 27, 2008 1:32 pm

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XEN Virtual Machine Migration

Architecture: IBM BladeCenter E with LS41 double wide blades. Connected to an IBM DS3400 storage system via two Cisco Fibre Channel Switch Modules (multiple physical paths). The Open Source XEN hypervisor includes advanced technology which allows you to relocate your virtual machines to different host servers on your network. This makes it easier for you […]

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By: samprior

June 27, 2008 8:08 am

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Build a low cost Intranet solution with Joomla

Build a low cost Intranet solution with Joomla More and more companies are realising the benefit of using an Intranet to communicate with their staff/customers/stakeholders. In the past this has often meant a large investment in bespoke solutions or products such as Microsoft SharePoint. Well my friends, those times have gone. Joomla is a powerful […]

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By: samprior

June 19, 2008 11:24 am

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Fibre Channel Multipathing using SLES 10 SP1 w/XEN and IBM Storage Systems

Date Created: 13 March 2008 Last Updated: 04 June 2008 Author: Sam Prior Version: 1 Architecture: IBM BladeCenter E with LS41 double wide blades. Connected to an IBM DS3400 storage system via two Cisco Fibre Channel Switch Modules (multiple physical paths). If you want to run your XEN virtual machines from a storage system on […]

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By: samprior

March 13, 2008 6:50 am

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XEN Host Server Installation

XEN or VMWare? Despite XEN being talked about more and more there still seems to be some reluctance in the market place to trust it to do the job as well as expensive proprietary software. As yet the product does not have all the management tools that come with some competitors software (at a very […]

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