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New XEN network script, network-multinet

I started to mention this in my xen networking page and figured since I’ve had a chance to look at the script a little that I’ll blog about it. This is an all-in-one script written by Ron Terry from pronetworkconsulting. The script is called network-multinet. I haven’t looked at his dhcp addition, so I’ll leave that for another post.

First, I’ll show you how to change over to this new script:

Warnings: This is changing and restarts your networking.

1. Download the script from the link above and copy it to:

/etc/xen/scripts

if you are using opensuse 10.3, then just check the version (in the file)

2. Edit /etc/xen/xend-config.sxp around line 128:

change from

(network-script network-bridge)

to

(network-script network-multinet)

3. Depending on your distro you might have to add or edit:

/etc/sysconfig/xend

4. Now to switch over to the new script:

/etc/xen/scripts/network-bridge stop

/etc/xen/scripts/network-multinet start

5. Check to make sure everything came back up:

/etc/xen/scripts/network-multinet status

and check your VMs.

That should do it. You are now switched over to a much newer and cooler script with more features. One of the things that I really like is the fact that you can now start, stop, restart, and status instead of just start and stop.

Running ‘/etc/xen/scripts/network-multinet status’ gives you a lot of information which is very useful.

I recommend looking around at the other scripts. There are some useful ones around the site.

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XEN networking

This was originally going to be an article on networking in XEN, however I just couldn’t find the time to finish it or work on it. Hopefully there is some useful information there as it stands. Even more hopeful that I might be able to finish it one of these days. Until then, my XEN networking page

Or you can also click on the link on my page.

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Graphically display your log files

glTail.rb is a really cool app for displaying your log files graphically using opengl. I finally decided to download it this evening and give it a try. Its really easy to setup, so minimal effort required. All you have to do is install a couple common packages, mod the script just a little, and run it.  This project was started only 4 days ago and has had several new things added.

I have it running against two of my web sites and it looks really cool. I don’t get tons of traffic so mine isn’t as cool as the video clip on the website, but cool none the less. The one thing that I wish it had was a the ability to parse mysql log files. I don’t know ruby, but might look at it anyways.

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Post opensuse launch party

Well, the party is over and hope that everyone enjoyed it. There are several that walked away with some cool swag. If I remember right, there were a few blankets, a backpack, stuffed geckos, 5 ipod nanos, a watch, and a digital camera. So a special thanks to Novell for providing the swag, pizza, and food. Also the OSTC (Open Source Technology Center) was nice to let us use their building.

Here are some photos too:

Photos

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OpenSUSE 10.3 Launch Party

We have a great opensuse 10.3 launch party planned for this Thursday at 18:00 at the provo, UT Novell buildings. Anyone and everyone in the area are welcome to come hang out and enjoy pizza, soda, and installing. We already have a server for network installs, and hopefully some Novell employees to talk about 10.3.

I added a page to opensuse.org for people to list and find other release parties.

OpenSUSE-Community page

OpenSUSE Launch Party Locations

Again:
October 4 @ 18:00

1800 Novell Pl, Provo, UT
Building A (Open Source Technology Center)

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Utah Open Source Conference 200+

The Utah Open Source Conference has over 200 registered attendees.  This is great news!!!  Hope to see everyone there.  There is going to be tons of great presentations and tons of great swag.

If you haven’t registered, well, then what are you waiting for!!!

Congrats to Clint on putting this all together and thanks to Open Source Technology Center too.

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Open Source as Alternative

I stumbled across this site and thought it was worth sharing.  I was looking for photoshop alternatives and run into it.  So, simply here is a link:

 http://www.osalt.com/

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Novell Owns Unix

In a ruling today, Novell is the official owner of Unix!

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20070810165237718#comments

Click to access Novell-377.pdf

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openSUSE new news site

OpenSUSE just announced the other day their new news site news.opensuse.org. Its nice to see that a news site was created. The only one up til now seems to have been planetsuse.org, which I still enjoy visiting.

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Utah Open Source Conference

I just wanted to introduce Utah Open Source on my blog. This is an amazing project that has been founder, started, created, etc. by Clint Savage. Its great to see it move forward and grow. So a thanks to Clint and the others that have and are working on this. For those of you that aren’t already aware of what Utah Open Source Conference is, it is an open source conference that makes its first debut this September. They have some really big names that are speaking as well. (You’ll have to goto the website to find out) This should be a really exciting time for open source in Utah. So be part of it and sign up.

If you join or already are a part of a group (list of group on the website) you get a killer discount. So I recommend finding one of these groups and get your discount. There is also a free keynote by Bruce Perens to the first 100 registered people. This is filling up fast so, I’d register as soon as you can!

Well, here are the links:

Registration Site (most important link 🙂 )

Utah Open Source website

Utah Open Source Conference website (conference site)