Category Archives: Razor

Server locality using Razor and LLDP

Recently I had a discussion with a great customer where they wondered if there was a smart and automated way of deploying operating systems together with applications. Of course, I said, you can use Razor and Puppet for those things. However, they wanted a … Continue reading

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VMworld 2013 San Francisco and Barcelona – all in one post!

This is the first year where I’ve attended both VMworld conferences, and my first over the US. There are a lot of similarities, and a lot of differences. I’ve gotten the question many times during the last couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Going to VMworld 2013? Purevirtual´s session covering vCO, Razor and Software Defined Storage could be for you

This years voting for sessions at VMworld 2013 have just begun and as lots of other people, Purevirtual also have a session proposal. Together with products from VMware, vCO and vSphere we will will walk you through how vCO can … Continue reading

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Managing Razor provisioning with Puppet – Part 2

So we went through Puppet configuration of deploying a functional Razor installation in the first part here. Now let’s look into how we can get Puppet to manage our Razor environment, namely models, images, policies and brokers. For this we’re … Continue reading

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Managing Razor provisioning with Puppet – Part 1

If you’ve gone through the tutorials on how to get started with Razor and Puppet that I’ve posted earlier (see here for the first part of five) you should have a Razor and Puppet installation already up and going. For this … Continue reading

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VMworld Europe 2012 post-event wrapup

Last week over 8000 registered attendees enjoyed the warmth of Barcelona, delicious tapas and an amazing VMworld. Were you there? If you were, then you might remember some of the things below. If you weren’t, continue reading to get more … Continue reading

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Install VMware ESXi 5.1 automatically using Razor

Once again, Razor comes to the rescue for all of you who’d like to automate the installations of VMware ESXi 5.1 that was just publically released. If you already have a Razor environment up and running you can dive right … Continue reading

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Deploying VMware ESXi on your HP MicroServer automatically with Razor

Also posted on Simon Seagrave’s Techhead.co. Razor is a cool new deployment tool for your entire server infrastructure. It’s has been and is still being developed as a joint venture between EMC and Puppetlabs (who also make the amazing open source … Continue reading

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How to get started with Razor and Puppet – Part 5

Please read the comments, updates there! Razor has gotten a CLI and API update, making some of the commands shown here not work correctly. If you come across something that doesn’t work, please look at the Razor wiki for help regarding that … Continue reading

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How to get started with Razor and Puppet – Part 4

Please read the comments, updates there! Razor has gotten a CLI and API update, making some of the commands shown here not work correctly. If you come across something that doesn’t work, please look at the Razor wiki for help regarding that … Continue reading

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