A Bit About Ivan
Ivan is a Hungarian system administrator currently living and working in New Zealand for a leading marine research organization. He's been working with Novell (NetWare, ZENworks, SLEx) and various UNIX (Debian, BSD, Gentoo, etc) products for several years. At present his focus is on virtualization, designing infrastructure core systems into xen virtualized SLES systems. In his spare time he helps open source projects with documentation and packaging (dep, rpm) as well as studying towards his diploma in network engineering. He also enjoys hiking and photography. CompTIA A+, CompTIA N+, MCP, MCSA, CCNA
The Complete Works of Ivan
21 Nov 2007
Xen OCF Resource Management Script for HA Stack
Manage Xen domU as HA resource, replaces "xm".
20 Nov 2007
Understanding how RAIDed Disks Interact with the SLES Boot Process
Ivan Vari shares a solution for a problem he had installing a SLED/SLES system onto software raided (RAID1) disks.
08 Oct 2007
Mount/access Files Residing on Xen Virtual Machines
Ivan Vari explains how to access files residing on Xen virtual machines. This can be a life saver when for instance the VM is not bootable and you need to restore or edit some files quickly to fix it.
05 Oct 2007
Ultimate Linux Desktop
Ivan Vari shares a solution based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 with VMware virtualization. The outcome is a multi-boot (Linux/Windows) environment which allows a user to load both systems natively and virtualized as well as providing ultimate flexibility.
28 Sep 2007
SAN Storage Design for Xen Virtualization Based on Block Devices
This article by Ivan Vari focuses on a design where virtual machines are manually managed/migrated by the administrator and running on block devices.