Doing something useful with your SNMP traps

Sometimes when you're trying to automate all the things, you have to revisit old technologies that you have long forgotten. In the networking world, SNMP is king for monitoring and metric gathering. I haven't seen a lot of information out there about setting up SNMP traps in a way that allows you to do what you want. Sure there's plenty of Network Management Systems out there, but I don't need all the bells and whistles.


Getting through OpenStack Quantum with Open vSwitch

Over the last couple days I've been working on setting up OpenStack Quantum on my Folsom cluster. I'm using CentOS 6.3, which is by far not the best supported platform to run OpenStack on. I figure I'll try to cover the problems I went through getting this running, and hopefully explain a bit about how Quantum works. I'll assume you have installed an OpenStack cluster from the EPEL provided packages already, and are familiar with the basics of OpenStack's services architecture.


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