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VXLAN with VyOS and Ubuntu 18.04

VXLAN with VyOS and Ubuntu 18.04 1267 950 Wido den Hollander

VXLAN Virtual Extensible LAN uses encapsulation technique to encapsulate OSI layer 2 Ethernet frames within layer 4 UDP datagrams. More on this can be found on the link provided. For a Ceph and CloudStack environment I needed to set up a Proof-of-Concept using VXLAN and some refurbished hardware. The main purpose of this PoC is…

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Rebuilding libvirt under CentOS 7.1 with RBD storage pool support

Rebuilding libvirt under CentOS 7.1 with RBD storage pool support 1494 1000 Wido den Hollander

If you want to use CentOS 7.1 for your hypervisors with Apache CloudStack and Ceph’s RBD as Primary Storage you need to rebuild libvirt. CloudStack requires libvirt to be built with RBD storage pool support. It uses libvirt to manage RBD volumes. By default libvirt under CentOS is not built with this support. (On Ubuntu…

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PowerDNS backend for a global RADOS Gateway namespace

PowerDNS backend for a global RADOS Gateway namespace 1267 950 Wido den Hollander

At my hosting company PCextreme we are building a cloud offering based on Ceph and CloudStack. We call our cloud services Aurora. Our cloud services are composed out of two components: Compute and Objects. For our Aurora Objects service we use the RADOS Gateway from Ceph and we are using the Federated Config to create…

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A quick note on running CloudStack with RBD on Ubuntu 12.04

A quick note on running CloudStack with RBD on Ubuntu 12.04 1510 1000 Wido den Hollander

When you want to use Ceph as Primary Storage in Apache CloudStack you need a recent version of libvirt with RBD storage pool support enabled. If you want to use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise) you would need to manually compile libvirt since the default libvirt version doesn’t include RBD storage pool support. But not any…

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Enhanced RBD support for CloudStack 4.2

Enhanced RBD support for CloudStack 4.2 1500 1000 Wido den Hollander

About 1 hour ago the new storage subsystem got merged into the master branch of CloudStack. That is wonderful news for all you out there who want to use features like snapshotting with RBD in CloudStack. In pre-4.2 CloudStack a snapshot was the same as a backup. As soon as you created a snapshot it…

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Ceph distributed storage with CloudStack

Ceph distributed storage with CloudStack 1618 1001 Wido den Hollander

As we are nearing the CloudStack 4.0 release I figured it was time I’d write something about the Ceph integration in CloudStack 4.0 In the beginning of this year we (my company) decided we wanted to use CloudStack for our cloud product, but we also wanted to use Ceph for the storage. CloudStack lacked the…

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