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A new virtualization product, new issues. I started to look into XenServer. http://xenserver.org/ Please note do not go for the new Creedence (6.4 Beta) because there is no upgrade path afterwards. It actually looks and performs promising. However one downturn is, there is only a native Xen-Management tool named XenCenter which is solely for Windows. Seriously…. But there is hope. Another project named XOA or Xen-Orchestra https://xen-orchestra.com/ It’s an appliance to be imported as a VM guest which offers a nice and useable webgui. Now there is no direct way in XenServer to make a VM to autostart when booting a single host or a XEN Cluster, but I’d like to have the appliance available when booting the XenServer. This is based on https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX133910 which tells you why it may interfere with any HA setup Here we go. To make a Guest VM autostart in XenServer do the following: Login to the XenServer Host as root. Firstly […]

I love Splunk for log aggregation and searching through it. It’s a great tool that comes is various versions http://www.splunk.com/view/free-vs-enterprise/SP-CAAAE8W  including a limited free cloud based version https://www.splunkstorm.com. I use the because of it ease, compression and security when sending my logs over. There is a nice guide on how to install and use the Splunkstorm forwarder.  http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Storm/latest/User/Setupauniversalforwarderonnix However, to make it autostart by itself rather than having to write something myself to get it running at a reboot you have to: /opt/splunkforwarder/bin/splunk enable boot-start That will create a start script in /etc/init.d. Happy Splunking Related posts: (Obsolete) CentOS 6.x / Nginx / Zpanel: Install Zpanel with Nginx on Centos 6.x server (and a few additional modules) VPS : Basic checks for performance of a VPS and or a Server NagiosXI: Install on CentOS 6.x in an OpenVZ container CentOS / RedHat: Quick Network Bonding eth0 and eth1 Import MySQL […]

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