Week 4 already. Just one week before VMware Partner Exchange kicks off in Las Vegas. I'll be around, but not for PEX we're doing VCDX panels. I guess this week was all about the NetApp/Cisco/VMware announcement. And for those who missed, be sure to read this article by Vaughn as it captures the essence of the announcement. Now without further ado; here's the top 5:
Luc Dekens - dvSwitch scripting – Part 6 – Private VLAN Another post in the dvSwitch series. This time I’ll tackle the creation and use of a private VLANs (PVLAN) on a dvSwitch. For those that are not that familiar with PVLANs have a look at KB1010691, that article gives a good overview of the PVLAN concept. And there were several sessions during the last VMworld that talked about PVLANs. The most noteworthy being TA2525 VMware vSphere 4 Networking Deep Dive. In short, PVLANs allows isolation for guests on a shared IP subnet.
Steve Chambers - Cisco UCS: different workload, different configuration, same blade. Simple. With Unified Fabric you have a drastically reduced amount of physical connections: instead, you run multiple workloads over the same bit of string and separate them using network and storage virtualization. On one 10GbE pipe you can run IP, NFS, iSCSI, FC. Remember those “which protocol is best?” arguments: consign them to the bin, you can now run whatever you want over Ethernet. Just tell a Service Profile what VLAN or VSAN to present to an OS, with a click of the mouse, and you’re done. No cabling or network card work required. Different workload, different network connections, same blade. Simple.
Eric Siebert - Lessons learned in a power outage Know your ESX command line, if your vCenter Server and other workstations are not available you’ll need to start VM’s using the command line. Even if your DNS server is on a local VM you won’t be able to start it without the vSphere Client. Therefore you’ll have to log into the ESX console and manually start it, if you don’t know the command to do this that could be a problem. Keep a cheat sheet by your hosts with the basic commands that you’ll need like vmware-cmd to get things up and running using the console.
Rodney Haywood - Viewing the vCloud future In 2008 VMware were talking about "application workloads" and "vApps" which were essentially just containers for servers. The fear was the requirement to rewrite applications to be usable on the Cloud. I think many in the Infrastructure space (VMware's existing customer base) focused on this server focus. Yet there was the key phrase in the speech, the workloads of today and tomorrow. "How do I take my collection of infrastructure resources and increasingly see them as a single giant computer on which I can flexibly run both todays application workloads and tomorrows application loads." How could we forget Maritzs love for Ruby.
Nicholas Weaver - Look I'm A Tool! : vSphere Session Monitor 1.0 I bet at this point you are thinking: “Well Nick, that is cool and dandy but I can get that info from my vSphere client! Way to reinvent the wheel…” Well… now for the best part. This is the real reason I wrote this little app. It all started with my senior engineer, Justin. He had a nasty habit of yelling out “What are you doing?” every time someone did something on a vCenter server. That got me thinking; “It would be cool if something popped up telling Justin someone logged in. And it would be even cooler if you didn’t have to have the vSphere Client running to do it.”
26.09.2013 The End of the Google Summer of Code The GSoC coding period has ended last Monday. In this blog post, I will summarize what I have done during the summer, to give a general idea of what you can expect from a future version of Nepomuk, if my work is accepted by the Nepomuk maintainers. The source code of the first two projects is available in the steckdenis-gsoc2013 branches of the nepomuk-core and nepomuk-widgets Git repositories. The browser plugin can be found in the scratch/dsteckelmacher/nepomukintegration.git scratch repository. The Nepomuk Query Parser The first part of my GSoC project was to implement a new ...02.04.2009 Milian Wolff (milianw): KDevelop Hack Sprint Huzza! The KDevelop Hack Sprint 09 is now official. Thanks to the huge engagement of Alexander Dymo we will meet from the 19th to 26th April 2009. The meeting will take place at Alexander’s university, the national university of shipbuilding in Odessa, Ukraine. Thanks to the people there responsible for making this sprint possible by providing us with the premises, internet, power etc. Since this is my very first Hack Sprint and considering that I only recently started contributing to KDE in general and KDevelop in particular I am very excited. The topics I will plan to hack on include (...14.07.2010 Mario Fux (unormal): KDE work day 1 - xml and nepomuk I’m sitting in the train from Zurich to Burgdorf (Switzerland) and want to report, dear reader, about my first week of KDE (or atm qt) development. It was not really as I planned it, I did not work a whole day on qt and kde, but several hours during the week. As I told you last week my first week was about an xml indenter. Some years ago when I started to track routes for OpenStreetMap.org my Garmin GPS device spat out bad formatted xml (GPX) files. Bad means here that all of the content was on one line and as I sometimes wanted to extract single tracks me and the dear editor (Kwrite or ...15.01.2009 Aaron Seigo (aseigo): building a community around your F/OSS project Today has turned into another writing day for me. Huzzah! I started going through my list of blog-posts-I've-not-yet-written and decided to punctuate the day with a couple of them. So let's talk a bit about building a community around your F/OSS project.Usual disclaimers apply: this is what works for me, it may not work for you; I could be completely insane and talking about my posterior; I probably am just repeating what other people have said elsewhere; I'm going to be hypocritical in places by giving advice that I don't follow overly well myself. So there.Onwards!Why It MattersIt is not unc...27.01.2010 Troy Unrau: Camp KDE coverage summary Hi guys, I was preparing this summary of blogs and other coverage of Camp KDE to forward to our sponsors to show the activity occurring at the event. I figured I'd share it with the planet, if you folks are interested. If blogging is a measure of productivity, we certainly set the bar high. :) Dot.kde.org Posts (during and around the event only):http://dot.kde.org/2010/01/16/camp-kde-about-starthttp://dot.kde.org/2010/01/17/day-one-camp-kde-2010http://dot.kde.org/2010/01/21/camp-kde-2010-continues-more-talkshttp://dot.kde.org/2010/01/21/camp-kde-day-three-technical-talks-summarieshttp://dot.kd...16.02.2010 Aurelien Gateau: A week in Portland, Oregon I spent the first week of February in Portland, where I attended Canonical Platform Sprint for Ubuntu Lucid. We got some good work done on the DBusMenu front. You can read about it on Jono and Jorge blog posts. 18.05.2008 Michael Pyne (mpyne): Usability in interfaces So on an article on a programming weblog. The topic of the article was a group that decided to make a copy of Funpidgin and was essentially created because the people making the copy feel the Pidgin development team are not listening to the needs of their users. Celeste Lyn Paul, one of the KDE team’s usability designers (the group that tries to make the software we make actually usable by the end user) a comment about the amount of issues that people bring in the name of usability. He then later posted a S5W nuclear reactor plant. This plant was very old by the time I qualified on it (M...01.03.2008 Niels van Mourik (nielsvm): Re-entering the blogosphere Hello there blogosphere, It has been almost one year ago the last time I wrote a entry in this dusty blog. And since then, a lot of things changed in my life and on the web. And one of those is that I got a new, and my first serious job back in June last year. So, back in June ‘07 I started working at the funny called company FOSDEM took place at the free university of Brussels, Belgium. After some bad experiences with hostels the previous years I subscribed to the organised KDE accomodation by Lydia Pintscher (Quassel). Before the event started the FOSDEM people organised the ‘Fri...08.05.2010 Ronny Yabar (ronnyml): First steps with Grantlee and my KDE PIM GSoC project Well, coding officially starts on May 24, now is time supposed to read documentation, know your mentor(s) and discuss the project ideas, needs, requirements, difficulties, etc. but as many other GSoCers I couldn’t resist to code something. My goal for the last week was to write a very simple Qt application showing the power of Grantlee. The idea was to simulate that I am reading a message in Kmail and I want to change the theme again and again. You can take a look at the code in the soc-pim branch or: svn co svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/branches/work/soc-pim/kdepim/examples/mail_grantl...05.03.2008 Mike Arthur (mikearthur): Where is the love? I realise I’m probably going to get lynched for this but I think it needs to be said. If you, as a KDE developer, get annoyed with a KDE feature you didn’t write and feel like blogging about your bad interaction with a part of KDE or a spat with another KDE developer then please don’t. You have every right to do so but it isn’t good for you, it isn’t good for the other developer and it is really bad for KDE. The problem with a community like KDE doing the majority of their work online is that sometimes we forget basic social rules of interaction. If your blog is o...