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OpenStack Havana All-in-One lab on VMware Workstation

With all of the popularity of OpenStack in general, and specifically with my other posts on deploying the Rackspace Private Cloud lab on VMware Workstation, I think it’s time for me to update with a new lab build for everyone. This lab build process will be done using VMware Workstation, an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ISO file, and a few install …

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VMware Workstation 10.0.1 is available!

If you are a user of VMware Workstation you will be pleased to know that there is an incremental update available now with the 10.0.1 release today. What’s New with 10.0.1 This is a minimal update to the Workstation 10.x product. Aside from a number of bug fixes, there is a significant addition for those who are working with Windows …

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VMware Workstation 10.0 – Hardware Compatibility 10 and vSphere support

With the update of VMware Workstation to version 10.0 on September 3rd, we gained some really amazing features including the latest guest OS support (Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Ubuntu 13.10) and a plethora of other amazing features for collaborative VM sharing. Really great stuff! But when many people start up the new version and kick off a new …

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OpenStack Lab on VMware Workstation – Adding Cinder volume features

Now that we have our OpenStack lab up and running, we want to click around and kick the tires on all of the features. One of the first things that we will find is that the All-In-One is really an “almost” All-In-One. What I mean by that, is that there are services available which aren’t configured, and require a little …