SwitchDev in Ubuntu Zesty

Hello everyone! Been a little while since I posted a blog entry. I’m at the OpenStack summit in Boston this week, and I am doing a demo of Mellanox’s SwitchDev running on Ubuntu 17.04, Zesty Zapus. By default, we at Ubuntu enable SwitchDev in the Kernel. Also, because Zesty is running the latest stable kernel… Continue reading SwitchDev in Ubuntu Zesty

Converting and Resizing KVM Hard Drives

Hello everyone! I have been rebuilding my network and servers due to a major outage that I had with my ISP, which we are still meddling with. However, during the outage, I had to rebuild my servers. So I lost a lot of my build machines. Luckily, I still had copies running on my Mac… Continue reading Converting and Resizing KVM Hard Drives

Install Ubuntu-Touch on BQ Aquaris M10 FHD

Hello everyone! This blog entry is mostly for those of you that want to play with Ubuntu-Touch on the BQ Aquaris M10. You can actually purchase this tablet from BQ┬ádirectly, but they have been sold out for a while, and I really wanted to have one. So, I bought the Android version, which isn’t too… Continue reading Install Ubuntu-Touch on BQ Aquaris M10 FHD

Quake3 Arena Dedicated Server on Ubuntu 16.04

Hello everyone!! So I decided to blog this since I haven’t seen this documented anywhere else. All other HowTo’s explaining how to do this are so outdated that it pretty much would make your server obsolete. So I decided to write this blog post for anyone out there that wants to run this really old,… Continue reading Quake3 Arena Dedicated Server on Ubuntu 16.04

Livepatching the Kernel in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! I hope 2017 has started great for everyone out there. So I have been playing around with Canonical’s Livepatch service on my Ubuntu 16.04 servers and I have to say, it is pretty slick. I run two KVM hosts that run various servers and containers so that I can… Continue reading Livepatching the Kernel in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Deploying SwitchDev with MAAS

Hello! So in this post, I’m going to show how to deploy a Mellanox switch with the latest firmware installed using Canonical’s Metal-As-A-Service, or MAAS. It’s actually pretty easy since with the latest release, 16.10, it has SwitchDev already enabled. There are just a few little things you need to do to make this deployment… Continue reading Deploying SwitchDev with MAAS