Category Archives: How to

Deploy GitHub’s Hubot for Slack automatically with Travis CI and CloudFoundry – Part 2

As you saw in Part 1 of this howto we now have a GitHub Hubot up and running on CloudFoundry, pretty cool! But let’s see if we can manage it in a more automated way, how about automatically deploying a new version … Continue reading

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Deploy GitHub’s Hubot for Slack automatically with Travis CI and CloudFoundry – Part 1

GitHub has created a really interesting bot called Hubot that can be used for many different things. It can connect to a multitude of different services such as IRC, Slack, HipChat, Twitter, and a lot more. Once it is there it … Continue reading

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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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How to create a Panamax template for really cool Docker management

My last post about Panamax showed how to get started quickly with it in OS X, now let’s go ahead and look at why Panamax is an awesome tool and showcase one of it’s main strengths; Templates! If you look at … Continue reading

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Simple how-to install Panamax Docker management on OS X

Panamax was released publicly earlier today, and I think it’s a really cool tool for managing, controlling and connecting Docker containers in a simple and efficient way. Panamax uses Docker best practices in the background, providing a friendly interface for users … Continue reading

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Summary: High performance Splunk with VMware on top of EMC ScaleIO and Isilon

I recently did a project involving several moving parts, including Splunk, VMware vSphere, Cisco UCS servers, EMC XtremSF cards, ScaleIO and Isilon. The project goal was to verify the functionality and performance of EMC storage together with Splunk. The results of … Continue reading

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Add a local vSphere ESXi user without using the vSphere GUI

So while hacking away at a demo I wanted to create a local user on my vSphere ESXi box, and got frustrated that according to all the documentation out there I had to use the vSphere GUI (or vicfg) to … Continue reading

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Automate a ScaleIO lab setup with Vagrant and VirtualBox

If you’ve read the other blog posts on ScaleIO you might be interested in running it yourself. However, you might not have your own hardware lab to run it on, but you do have a laptop or desktop, right? Awesome! … Continue reading

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Increasing and measuring the performance of your ScaleIO environment

This post is a followup to the ScaleIO how to posts that have been posted here and here. Now that you have your ScaleIO environment up and running after following the posts above, of course you want to see what … Continue reading

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How to install ScaleIO in a VMware environment – Part 2

To continue our setup of ScaleIO, we’ll need to go through the full installation using the files and scripts you’ve already copied over to the ScaleIO VMs in the previous part of this how to. There are two common ways … Continue reading

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