Month: June 2022

Create a Virtual Machine with cloud-init using libvert(Automated)

In this post, we will see an automated approach to creating a guest VM with cloud-init using libvert/virt-install. In the Previous post described here, we have seen the manual procedure. Now, we will use a shell script wrapper to do the same for our convenience. For your convenience, the script is loaded with comments, so …

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Create Virtual Machines using virt-install(libvert) with cloud-init

This post will demonstrate creating a high-performance guest VM with cloud-init using virt-install. The Qemu/libvert/KVM stack is currently the best bet to get the near-native performance from the virtual machines. When combined with cloud-init, the stack gets more empowered and highly convenient to set up virtual machines. This is especially helpful if you require creating …

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Install LoadBalancer for Kubernetes for On-Prem or Home-Lab

If you are having a Kubernetes cluster running in an on-prem environment, unlike managed Kubernetes solutions you must be missing the fun of having an automatic assignment of load balancer IP to your exposed services. No more pending external IP 🙂 The solution is using an on-prem load balancer. This really beefs up the capabilities …

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How to setup longhorn block storage for Kubernetes cluster

In this post, we will see how to install longhorn into your Kubernetes cluster. If you are not familiar with longhorn block storage, it is a production-ready block storage solution specially designed for Kubernetes. you can install longhorn on any managed Kubernetes cluster, on-prem, or even in your home lab. It is a lightweight solution …

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