packages you need to install for cinder virtualenv test

cinder documentation says you need to install below packages in Fedora/RHEL, but it’s not working as some packages are missing. $ sudo yum install python-devel openssl-devel python-pip git libmysqlclient-dev libqp-dev I had to test one by one and below seems working perfectly. $ sudo yum install python-devel openssl-devel python-pip git mysql-devel libpqxx-devel

vmware-tools installation failure in Fedora 18?

If you are failing installing vmware-tools in Fedora 18 with the following message, it might be caused of the changes in Fedora 18 kernel-revel package. The path “” is not a valid path to the …. Here’s the simple command that will resolve the issue. It also works for latest Fedora 17 issue. $ cpContinue reading “vmware-tools installation failure in Fedora 18?”

Creating virtual networks with NetworkManager

In Linux, you can create a virtual network – aka. vlan. To create it you need to create a file under /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ directory. For example, if you want to create a virtual network for eth0, you need to create a file something like below. Here I created with a tag 0. $ cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:0 DEVICE=”eth0:0″Continue reading “Creating virtual networks with NetworkManager”

Set up test environment with two virtual machines.

To test some problems usually I have to have two machines which is not easy to have. Especially if I have to configure it for each version, RHEL4, RHEL5, Fedora, etc. Virtualzation comes here to solve those kinds of difficulty. But, just installing new operating system each time is also not a perfect solution. YouContinue reading “Set up test environment with two virtual machines.”