By: ab

October 30, 2013 10:09 am

LJDT: KVM, Snapshots, and Disk Resizing

Have you ever wanted to resize a disk in a VM and wondered how insanely painful that would be? After all, from the old days of platter-based spinning drives in computers (sorry to those of you still living in those days), before SANs with resizable LUNs, file-backed VMs, and other marvels of recent times, disks didn’t magically resize themselves unless it was to get smaller because they were breaking/broken. As a result, OS’s have learned to handle bad sectors by avoiding them, but growing the current, running disk just seems eerie to me every time I want to do it. Apparently I’m old.

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By: davidbyte

October 8, 2013 8:47 am

Wrapping up the Universe

I’m a little tardy in regards to providing a wrap up from our recent attendance at the Universe conference in Chicago, you can blame a certain mouse in the Orlando area for the delay. In regards to the conference, I’d first like to say a big Thank You! to Unisys for inviting us to participate! […]

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By: davidbyte

July 22, 2013 8:40 am

Why You Should Be Using SLES 11 SP3

When it comes to change, most IT shops and OEMs would prefer not to make a jump to a recent OS update until they absolutely must. I understand, I’ve been there and done that. Understanding the aversion, I am still encouraging every partner (end user, IHV or OEM) to make the jump to SLES 11 SP3. Why? […]

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By: coolguys-suse

June 3, 2013 1:06 am

How to create a custom virtual machine running SUSE Linux Enterprise by using Azure Management Portal

In this article you will learn how to create a custom virtual machine From Gallery in the Management Portal. This method provides more options for configuring the virtual machine when you create it, such as the connected resources, the DNS name and network connectivity if needed.

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By: coolguys-suse

April 9, 2013 9:20 am

Managing your Xen DomU: Difference between "xm new" and "xm create"

KBOYLE explains some little-known details about managing your virtual machines. When you use Yast to “Create Virtual Machines”, it does several things. For example, suppose you create a VM (DomU) called “oes11”. The information you provide is saved in a file: /etc/xen/oes11. That information is also imported into the XenStore where it can be managed. You can then use “Virtual Machine Manager” to make changes to the DomU configuration saved in the XenStore. You can add devices, increase memory etc. but you will notice that none of those changes are reflected in /etc/xen/oes11.1.

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By: joanneharris

December 20, 2012 7:26 pm

Important update to Windows Azure that requires Immediate Action

Microsoft is making updates to Windows Azure to further increase performance and stability of Virtual Machines, currently in preview. These updates require an immediate action – by January 15, 2013 – for custom Linux virtual machine images that fit the definition below: Any gallery Linux images you have captured into your storage account from a […]

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By: coolguys

June 7, 2011 4:40 pm

By: variia

March 8, 2010 12:46 pm

REMUS: XEN high availability easy!

Comprehensive high availability to ordinary virtual machines running on the Xen virtual machine monitor.

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By: npelton

August 21, 2009 3:14 pm

By: noneal

July 9, 2009 1:14 pm

Moving a MySQL Database to a new VM or Physical SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Norm O’Neal explains how to move a MySQL Database to a new VM or Physical SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

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