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Building an Openstack Server

By Bill Ward on November 12, 2017

My first run at openstack at home was buying several used Dell servers (2 1950s and 1 2950). This had a couple issues. First was the noise. These servers had a lot of noise with their fans. The second was the energy cost because I had both redundant power supplies running. Given these issues I decided to write an article on how to build our a compute node yourself. If you’re building a lab then you really want your paower to be on the compute node, hence that is what we will be building. You can use a laptop for the openstack controller as this doesn’t require that much power.

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Installing Apache Spark on Ubuntu 17.10

By Bill Ward on November 9, 2017

This post is a continuation into my adventures in learning Big Data. We will be installing an Apache Spark server that will deploy executors to an Apache Mesos cluster.

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Installing Hadoop on Ubuntu 17 10

By Bill Ward on November 9, 2017

Hadoop is the application to get for Big Data. In this post we are going to install a single-node cluster of Hadoop for Pseudo-Distributed Operation. We will use YARN for mapreduce.

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Terraform Syntax Highlighting in Emacs and VIM

By Bill Ward on November 5, 2017

In this post, learn how to configure EMACS/VIM to provide syntax highlighting for Terraform files.

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