Archives: cloud technology

openstack 5/5 (1)

I spent several days to install openstack on debian 8 at one testing box with two NICs. Finally got a basic working system! It has with a controller node running neutron, glance and horizon, a compute node for KVM. To get much speed, one KVM VM is created as a controller node on that box, at the • Read More »

docker No ratings yet.

Finally I got some chances to package one application using docker, here are some useful commands docker images: docker build –rm -t my_tag docker_dir ( with Dockerfile) docker images , docker rmi ( remove docker image) docker containers docker run -d –publish 9080:80 –publish 1022:22 –name container_name –restart always –voloume host_dir:container_dir -e HOST_UID=$(id -u) $tag • Read More »

Apache Kafka big picture and quick start No ratings yet.

What is Apache Kafka? ( big picture)  I found the article ( from Jay Kreps) presented a very good big picture on what Kafka suppose to do: you can use Kafka to build a stream data platform. Here the pictures from that article. The big idea is simple: many business processes can be modeled • Read More »

Ansible quick howto No ratings yet.

Ansible is mainly using ssh to manage nodes, it is an agentless architecture different from chef, puppet. here is quick howto to get started: git clone git:// –recursive $ cd ./ansible $source ./hacking/env-setup sudo pip install paramiko PyYAML Jinja2 httplib2 six sshpass $ echo “” > ~/ansible_hosts $ export ANSIBLE_INVENTORY=~/ansible_hosts simple run: ansible all -m • Read More »

lxc /dev increased from 100k to 500k and some other minor issues No ratings yet.

While using lxc container, one annoying thing is the disk size of /dev was limited to 100k by default, with some hardware ( with lxc.autodev=1), the /dev could go beyond 100k. discussed on the github:, followed the suggestion from Stéphane Graber (stgraber) I submitted the patch to increase the /dev is to 500k ( though • Read More »

what is application container, OS container , VM No ratings yet.

Application container: docker OS containers: LXC, OpenVZ, Linux VServer, BSD Jails, Solaris Zones VM: KVM, VMware, VirtualBox Good images from References   Please rate this rating

AWS Lambda No ratings yet.

A working source code of a simple demo of AWS Lambda for Android Phone could be found at: Notes: (1) The above code runs good on the real android phone. (2) Running on the Android Emulator, I always got the error: final LambdaFunctionsInterface myInterface =; Method threw ‘java.lang.UnsupportedOperationException’ exception. Cannot evaluate $Proxy0.toString() then it • Read More »