Virtualization

Installing Vagrant on CentOS 7

This short post describes how to install the latest version of Vagrant using the libvirt provider on a fresh CentOS 7 (Minimal install). I will not do any security measures to harden this config, anyway not in this post. Vagrant supports different providers in addition to libvirt, like VirtualBox and VMware. I prefer libvirt because […]

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Virtualization

Virtualize physical Ubuntu linux server

This post describes how to create a bit for bit copy of a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server using tools like gddrescue and qemu from a Ubuntu Live-CD. This procedure can actually be used to create a copy of any operating system, not just Ubuntu. This could probably have been done more easily and faster using […]

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Virtualization

VMware ESXi host tips

Some of my VMware notes in short form, just publishing it since it has been in my drafts folder too long. Remove virtual adapter ala vmk0 # esxcli network ip interface remove -i vmk1 Configure IP on vmk # esxcli network ip interface ipv4 set -i vmk3 -I 10.255.2.37 -N 255.255.255.0 -t static List vmk […]

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Network

Installing Open vSwitch on CentOS 7

This post describes how to install the most recent version of Open vSwitch (ovs) on CentOS 7 and might be the base for future posts about using KVM as virtualization platform. Open vSwitch is a production quality open source software switch designed to be used as a vswitch in virtualized server environments. A vswitch forwards […]

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Virtualization

Backup VMware ESXi using BazaarVCB

This post describes how you can backup your VMware ESXi home installation with free license using BazaarVCB if you do not have a vCenter Server available. Bazaarvcb is the fastest backup solution I have used on the free VMware hypervisor. Download the latest version from the download page. The backup script is run by crontab […]

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