Packstack install fails with Mongo Connection Error

Last night I was installing OpenStack Kilo using packstack via the instructions for CentOS 7 on RDO. I tried installing the stack using the following command, which should have resulted in a full OpenStack install on a single VM with the ability to configure external network access: packstack –allinone –provision-demo=n I ran into two separate… Read More »

vRO Workflow to Get a DV Portgroup By Name

I recently needed a vRO workflow to get a distributed port group object to perform some work on. I had access to the name of the port group but I couldn’t find a workflow that would allow me to get the port group object by a name without manual intervention. I was writing an automated… Read More »

Building NVidia Driver 340.76 with Linux 4.0.4 on Fedora 21

This evening I updated Fedora 21 on my Thinkpad W510 laptop and the kernel upgrade brought the laptop to version 4.0.4. The previous 3.x kernel worked perfectly with my Nvidia drivers but installing the Nvidia drivers in the 4.0.4 kernel failed. I was unable to find anything online via Google or the Nvidia web site.… Read More »

New Fedora 21 and ESXi Host in the homelab

A while back I wrote about setting up an old Toshiba laptop we had laying around as a workstation to manage my VMware environment including vCO (now named vRO). That laptop has been working well but I wanted something a bit more powerful to use as a permanent Linux workstation as well as possibly dual… Read More »

Burning a Linux boot ISO to a USB drive on a Mac.

I always forget the exact commands to use when I have to burn a Linux ISO to a thumb drive on my MacBook Pro. I am burning a SuSE boot ISO in the example but this procedure should work for just about any ISO. These instructions work for me but remember, dd will erase EVERYTHING… Read More »