HowTo: Platform9 + Ravello + VMware

Platform9 Connected to VMware on Ravello

RavelloSystems provides a cloud-based platform for spinning up a test-lab quickly and easily, and it supports VMware’s vSphere/ESXi hypervisor through nested hypervisors (running ESXi on a Google or AWS compute instance). Platform9 is a cloud-based automation and control platform for spinning up and managing an OpenStack environment quickly and easily,… Read More

How To Import OVA/OVF Into Ravello

I’m currently taking advantage of the generous vExpert offering from Ravello Systems, wherein we get some free time every month. So far it’s an excellent service, though not without some flaws, but hey, they’re brand new! I may do a more comprehensive writeup on Ravello later on, but if you’re… Read More

How to Migrate a VM from VirtualBox 4.3 to VMware Workstation 11

This piece of extremely specific Howto information is brought to you courtesy of my #vExpert trial license for VMware Workstation 11. I think Workstation was my first experience with VMware, back in the 2.x days. That or I was using vmware-server v1.x as a desktop virtualisation thing, as well as… Read More

How To Get Telstra 4G Mobile Broadband Working With Linux

I’m procrastinating finishing an MBA assignment, so here’s how to get your shiny new Telstra 4G dongle working under Linux. I use Ubuntu, but these instructions should help you on other Linux variants as well. This process worked for Ubuntu 11.04, but I haven’t tested anything else. Let us know… Read More