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Using Mock to Build Libvirt 1.0.1 RPMs for CentOS 6.3

In this third post on using Mock to build RPMs for CentOS 6.3, I’m going to show you how to use Mock to build RPMs for Libvirt 1.0.1 that you can install on CentOS. As you’ll see later, this post builds on the previous two posts (one on using Mock to build RPMs for sanlock 2.4 and one on using Mock to build RPMs for libssh2 1.4.1).

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Using Mock to Build libssh2 1.4.1 RPMs for CentOS 6.3

As with the related post on using Mock to rebuild sanlock 2.4 for CentOS 6.3, this post might seem a bit odd. Don’t worry—I’ll tie it into something else very soon. In this post, I’ll show you how to use Mock to build RPMs for libssh2 1.4.1 for use with CentOS 6.3.

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Using Mock to Build Sanlock 2.4 RPMs for CentOS 6.3

The topic of this post might seem a bit strange, but it will all make sense later. In this post, I’ll show you how to use Mock to build RPMs for sanlock 2.4 for use with CentOS 6.3.

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Building Libvirt 1.0.1 RPMs for CentOS 6.3

In previous articles, I’ve shown you how to compile libvirt 0.10.1 on CentOS 6.3, but—as several readers have pointed out in the comments to that and other articles—compiling packages from source may not be the best long-term approach. Not only does it make it difficult to keep the system up-to-date, it also makes automating the configuration of the host rather difficult. In this post, I’ll show you how to rebuild a source RPM for libvirt 1.0.1 so that it will install (and work) under CentOS 6.3. (These instructions should work for RHEL 6.3, too, but I haven’t tested them.)

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Technology Short Take #28

Welcome to Technology Short Take #28, the first Technology Short Take for 2013. As always, I hope that you find something useful or informative here. Enjoy!

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Looking Back: 2012 Project Report Card

About a year ago, I posted a look at my planned projects for 2012. Now, a year later, it’s time to review my progress (or lack thereof) and measure myself on how well I did (or didn’t) do on those projects.

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Inaugural OpenStack Denver Meetup

I’m very excited to announce the inaugural OpenStack Denver meetup, scheduled for 7 PM on Wednesday, January 9, 2013–only 6 days away!

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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook Giveaway

It’s no secret that I’ve been spending time over the last few months working with a number of open source technologies like KVM, Open vSwitch (OVS), and libvirt, all building up to a focus on how these pieces fit together as part of OpenStack. To help strengthen my OpenStack skills, I picked up a copy (actually my wife Crystal bought me a copy) of Kevin Jackson’s OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook, a book that I’ve been working my way through. So far, it’s been great—I highly recommend it.

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Presentation from Midwest Regional VMUG

Today I had the opportunity to speak at the Midwest Regional/Kansas City VMUG User Conference in Overland Park, KS. Below is the presentation I delivered, as hosted by SpeakerDeck.

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Examining Some Networking-Virtualization Chimeras

I like to spend time examining the areas where different groups of technologies intersect. Personally, I find this activity fascinating, and perhaps that’s the reason that I find myself pursing knowledge and experience in virtualization, networking, storage, and other areas simultaneously—it’s an effort to spend more time “on the border” between various technologies.

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