In hopes of it helping someone else not spend hours of work like I just did here is my lesson-learned from my first day of using Windows Server 2012 r2 Hyper-V. Lesson 1: Look at the defaults and read the descriptions… don’t just try and set stuff like you do in VMware… Lesson 2: It seems that “vga=791″ being added as a kernel parameter causes a kernel panic on Hyper-V whereas it works great on VMware and Virtualbox… the interesting thing is that, unlike the other two hypervisors, I get a decent size window by default with Hyper-V so I don’t even really need this option (yay).  I just wish I had known this before spending 7 hours hunting why I was getting a kernel panic after doing a kickstart install. Wrapup: So far, things look good.  The learning curve has been very minimal and the install » Read more

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I have toyed with the idea of diving into Vagrant for a while now and, tonight, decided it was time.  I decided to be different and RTFM… this left me with two big questions: where can I get “boxes” from and how can I easily make my own?  After a little Googling I discovered that Puppet Labs provides a small library of the boxes they use internally.  On their page I also found the answer to my second question of how to make my own: Veewee.  It seems I have a bit of setup to do before I can start using Veewee but I think it will be worth it.  My plan is to bring up a base CentOS 6.4 x86_64 box and then make a Vagrantfile that uses Puppet to configure it for building RPM’s in.  Ideally, I will start including this Vagrantfile with the source » Read more

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