I was never a fan of FUSE performance (looking at you QNAP), the performance boost in block device access for Qemu/KVM based hosts using POSIX vs FUSE is impressive. Gluster as a SDS solution for oVirt self hosted engine is worth investigating for a multitude of use cases. My own testing for HA replication has… Continue reading QEMU-GlusterFS native integration
Hosting a virtual machine inside a virtual machine KVM trickery for conceptualisation and testing. If your server/host supports VT-x, it goes to say so should the guests. When trying to setup a oVirt node with hosted engine in KVM I was coming to a grinding halt with the following error. [ ERROR ] Failed to… Continue reading Nested Virtualisation
I installed Wireshark the other day on Ubuntu 16.10 so I could analyse what is “going over the wire” in GNS3 and later on physical network topologies. Unfortunately, due to the way I installed wireshark, the way it handles the security of low level device access (PCAP) , coupled with a touch of me not… Continue reading Wireshark capture permission errors
After having a running battle with my, what turns out, cheap Chinese CSR clone bluetooth USB adaptor (maybe more on that in another post). I purchased a more expensive adaptor to trouble shoot some issues. The time round I picked up a Targus brand from the local office supply store that based on the Broadcom… Continue reading Bluetooth USB dongle firmware error in Ubuntu 16.04 – 16.10
Absolute pain getting Debian installed on my UEFI only sytem. When working through the installation process until the boot loader tries to install and this message occurs. An installation step failed. You can try running the failing item again from the menu, or skip it and choose something else. The failing step is: Install the… Continue reading Debian 8 installed on UEFI systems
Mac and their OS’s have always been spouted as being a pinnacle of consumer grade IT design and user interface experience. Pfft, what ever. I’ve been using Mac ever since the Macs OS X came on the scene, not because of the hype and fan fair of a new revolution in home computing but… Continue reading The iMove to Appleverse
Awesome, a HUGE amount of tools and libraries that I’ve gotten used to having at my fingertips can be had on my Mac’s thanks to the efforts of the macports community. More details and downloads can be found on the macports website. Installation and/or upgrading is easy and clearly explained. There are a few dependancies that… Continue reading macports the tools I’m used to. YAY!