Maas: forcing import of boot-images

After following this recommended guide: http://astokes.org/running-maas-vagrant/ (kudos stokachu) i noticed that the "Import the boot images" step could be getting stuck on MaaS 1.5.4 with the following error message: The region controller does not know whether any boot images have been imported yet. If this…

How to recover juju from a lost ~/.juju (OpenStack Provider)

If you have accidentally lost the ~/.juju directory or the host where your juju client runs, then the following procedure can help you to recover access to your environment. Note that this document covers only the OpenStack provider, but might apply for others as well. We are assuming that the…

Openshift: Survive to slashdot effect with Varnish

The problem.\n\nA few days ago after adding my website to the Planet Python i got newbilly slashdotted. As i already posted about on OpenShift: First approach i am running this website on OpenShift and this is a quick guide so you do not make the same mistake.\n\…

Openshift: first look.

\n\n\n\nA few days ago i started using the Ghost blog engine over OpenShift. So, here are my pretty general impressions about OpenShift.\n\nMy first impressions\n\nOpenShift is the Redhat approach for PaaS. It is conceptually closer to an Application delivery-only environment.\n\nOpenShift offers virtual…

Here we go.

Welcome aboard!\n\nHello there. During the past years i have attempted to group all my blog posts that are floating around on the internet; ranging from wordpress to blogger and also writing my own 'super' simplified blog engine. All of them failed miserably.\n\nI'm encouraging to myself to…