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Why I Have 12 Virtual Labs

12 Labs. Yes, that is 12 (twelve) as in 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11…12 labs. Why would someone have 12 labs you may ask? Well, this is a great question. In fact, if I really did subdivide by guest platform, there are much more, but for all intents and purposes, each lab is a different hosting environment for testing resources. Update: I actually did …

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Deploying a Jenkins server on Digital Ocean with Vagrant

One of the most popular Continuous Integration (CI) tools out there today is a nifty product named Jenkins. For those who want to take a look at how to utilize Jenkins, but you may not have had a place to try it out, I have just what you need! You’ll need a few things for the build: Vagrant – http://www.vagrantup.com/downloads.html (Free) Vagrant …

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OpenStack Havana All-in-One Lab: Cinder addition for Block Storage

It seems like forever ago that we began, and it’s time to keep the ball rolling with our OpenStack Havana All-in-One build on VMware Workstation series that had become idle in the last little while. Lot’s of great feedback has been coming in and one of the key things that we wanted to do to get to our next step …

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OpenStack Havana All-in-One Lab: Using the Horizon Dashboard

We’ve come a long way already with our OpenStack Havana All-in-One lab, but we need to get to the customer facing side to really see what OpenStack will look like as we deploy and manage it. This is where we get to the OpenStack Dashboard tool which is known as Horizon. In our first post (OpenStack Havana All-in-One Lab on …