Automated disk partitioning on virtual machines with Cobbler

The default Cobbler Snippets just do simple auto partitioning. For a more sophisticated partition layout you need to know what kind of VM you are going to install. KVMs and RHEVs device name is /dev/vda, Xen uses /dev/xvda and ESX /dev/sda. Luckily this can be figured out automatically, those different virtualization vendors are using its ….Read More

RHEV 3.1 – an overview about the new features

Recently Red Hat announced the public availability of RHEV 3.1. Finally, no more Windows needed for the whole software stack 🙂 In 3.0, the new webadmin interface was already inncluded, as a tech preview and had its problems. Now with 3.1 its working great and looks neat. In contrary to 3.0, it is now listening ….Read More

How to recover from a lost Kerberos password for admin

Ever lost your password for the admin principle on your Linux Kerberos server? It is quite easy to recover by just setting a new one. You just need to log in to your KDC and proceed as follows: [root@ipa1 ~]# kadmin.local Authenticating as principal admin/admin@EXAMPLE.COM with password. kadmin.local: change_password admin@EXAMPLE.COM Enter password for principal “admin@EXAMPLE.COM”: ….Read More