Category Archives: Installation

How to install ScaleIO in a VMware environment – Part 1

About a week ago, ScaleIO 1.2 was released and it’s been very well received by existing customers and curious newcomers. If you are of the latter, I think you’ll like this post as we’ll go through how to install ScaleIO … Continue reading

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Help! There’s a yellow elephant in my server room!

That could be what’s on an admin’s mind during their first try to deploy Hadoop. It’s not necessarily that hard to install, but to understand how to scale it and how to work with it you need to put some … Continue reading

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LeapMotion unboxing and quick review

Today I got a really nice surprise when I got to the office, our LeapMotion devices had been delivered! Yes, I ordered eight of them and no, not all are for me 🙂 LeapMotion is a small and incredible smart … Continue reading

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Installing Rasplex on a Raspberry Pi – SCART and HDMI

This is something quite different from the normal content here at pureVirtual, but I thought I’d share my success story on how to get Rasplex on a Raspberry Pi to work over both SCART and HDMI. First you might ask, … 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 Barcelona recommended agenda – Wednesday

Hope all of you enjoyed the start of VMworld yesterday, and that you’re ready for another full day of awesome sessions, exhibitions and labs! Not sure which sessions to focus on today? I’m sure you will find at least one … Continue reading

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Automating lighttpd installations with Puppet – Part 3

If you’ve followed through the two earlier parts found here and here, you should now have a basic installation of lighttpd installed on your node, together with a nice small Puppet module that you’ve created yourself on your Puppet master. … 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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