Brent McConnell

Traveling the highways and byways of life with my wife and two kids... enjoying every minute of it.

Vagrant and Libvirt

I create a lot of disposable VMs and finally took the leap to using Vagrant to try to streamline some of the infrastructure work. My server setup, however is pretty complicated and uses libvirt with some passthrough devices, etc, etc. Anyway, using Virtualbox wasn’t an option unfortunately. This post is more for me than for anyone else. I wanted to jot down my experiences so that I can review in the future if necessary. I ...(Read More)

Community Building 101

“…success comes entirely from people and the system within which they work. Results are not the point. Developing the people and the system so that together they are capable of achieving successful results is the point.” Leading Lean Software Development Recently, that quote stirred some controversy among my peers. The part about “results are not the point” was hard for some people to understand and come to grips with. Aren’t results always the point? Well, ...(Read More)

Communication Planning

Many a project has gone down in flames because they failed to take the time to really think through a communication plan that educated their stakeholders of the organizational value of their project.  Communication is one of the most important factors to the success of your community. Without communicating your project or program’s benefits and successes, users and stakeholders alike won’t be aware of new offerings, program progress, or the goals and direction of your ...(Read More)

Setup iSCSI Initiator

This post is taken from and copied here for convenience .  All credit for this should go to the original author at the above link.  These instructions worked perfectly for me on CentOS 6.5. Also see Setup iSCSI Target [root@www ~]# yum -y install iscsi-initiator-utils [root@www ~]# vi /etc/iscsi/iscsid.conf # line 53: uncomment node.session.auth.authmethod = CHAP # line 57,58: uncomment and set username and password which set on iSCSI Target node.session.auth.username = username node.session.auth.password ...(Read More)

Setup iSCSI Target

This info was extracted from and moved here for my convenience.  This was the simplest set of instructions I found that worked.  For more information please visit the link above. # create a physical volume [root@dlp ~]#  pvcreate /dev/sdb1  Physical volume “/dev/sdb1” successfully created # create a volume group named “vg_target00” [root@dlp ~]#  vgcreate -s 32M vg_target00 /dev/sdb1  Volume group “vg_target00” successfully created # create a logical volume named “lv_target00” [root@dlp ~]# lvcreate -L 80G ...(Read More)