“Meet the expert/author” interviews at #VMworld US 2017

Hi everyone! @arielsanchezmor here. Just wanted to report that the 2nd edition of “Focus on the expert” interviews recorded during VMworld US 2017 are now all uploaded and published in their own Youtube playlist! We were also able to get 4 authors who recently released books to tell us more about them! The list: Corey
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20% off OpenStack Cookbook

If you're at the OpenStack summit, and missed your chance to pick up a copy of the OpenStack Cookbook from the Rackspace booth, all is not lost. You can still pick up a copy directly from Packt pub, and for the duration of the Summit, get an additional 20% off: Go here: http://www.packtpub.com/openstack-cloud-computing-cookbook-second-edition/book At checkout,
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Buy The Book – OpenStack Cookbook 2nd Edition Released

Today marks the official release of the second edition of the OpenStack Cloud Computing cookbook. You can buy the Kindle edition here or the Hard Copy here.   What is the Cookbook? The OpenStack Cookbook is a collection of ‘recipes’ that will show you how to build, configure, manage, and maintain an OpenStack environment. This edition
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Couch to OpenStack – Vagrant Primer Follow-up

Last night Mr. VMTrooper himself (@VMTrooper) walked us through the basics of Vagrant. That is, we started with nothing, installed Vagrant and VirtualBox. From there we spun up the first VM. Then we delved into some of the various provisioners, scripts, and more advanced multi-vm vagrant environments. If you are following along and get stuck,
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#vBrownBag Podcast – Couch to OpenStack!

In the theme of Couch to 5k which is more or less a getting started with getting fit, I’ll be kicking off July 2013 with a “Couch to OpenStack” series of blog posts and podcasts. We’ll begin at the beginning with a quick overview of OpenStack and it’s varied projects. We will then begin a
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OpenStack Monitoring – Part 1 Installing Sensu

When OpenStack is deployed, it can grow to be quite complex and have any number of service interdependencies which makes monitoring it difficult. The Mirantis blog does a much better job of describing this than I could. This series will cover installing and configuring Sensu & it’s respective checks to monitor your OpenStack installation. This
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OpenStack Cookbook Update

A while back I met with Kevin Jackson (http://uksysadmin.wordpress.com/, @itarchitectkev) and gently (or not so gently) nudged him into updating the existing OpenStack Cookbook to Girzzly. As part of this we wanted to introduce new content (Quantum, Cinder, Automated / DevOps installations) etc. Because I pushed, I also inadvertently ended up under the bus for
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