Setup iSCSI Target

This info was extracted from http://www.server-world.info 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 -n lv_target00 vg_target00 Logical volume “lv_target00” created [root@dlp ~]# yum -y install scsi-target-utils [root@dlp ~]#  vi /etc/tgt/targets.conf # add at the last line # if you set some devices, add – and set the same way with follows # naming rule : [ iqn.yaer-month.domain:any name ] <target iqn.2013-07.world.server:target00> # provided devicce as a iSCSI target backing-store /dev/vg_target00/lv_target00 # iSCSI Initiator’s IP address you allow to connect initiator-address 10.0.0.31 # authentication info ( set anyone you like for “username”, ...(Read More)

DevOps User Stories

These are common user stories related to DevOps that were discussed in a LinkedIn discussion here.  I have repeated them in this post for my convenience and to make them a little more readable.   Some I agree should be on the list and others I’m not quite sure about.  Please refer to the original thread for details. Developer As a developer, when starting with a new company, I want to be able to be up and running (full working environment) in less than 1 hour. As a developer, when I need to perform a very small (i.e. cosmetic) change, I want to be able to deploy it in less than 1 hour. As a developer, I want to understand the operational environment into which my application will be deployed. As a developer I need to understand operational requirements for my application (not just user requirements). As a developer, I ...(Read More)

Strategic Reuse

Community managers have a tough job. They deal with lots of different stakeholders trying to find that elusive “middle ground”. They incessantly cheer on community activities and push adoption of collaboration best practices; but when it comes to validating their position through tangible and quantifiable metrics it can sometimes seem daunting. Is the best measure user participation? How about community size? Each of these seem like great things, and they are, but typically organizations don’t have a lot of tolerance for soft measures that don’t directly impact the “bottom-line”. Recently I have been working to identify ways in which organizational performance gains can be tied to community activities. Since my current position involves helping large organizations increase performance from their development teams, I started first by looking at something that may seem far removed from community, knowledge reuse. Why reuse?  The reason I chose to build my case around reuse ...(Read More)