HTML5 GUI management for KVM hosts

I came across this cool HTML5-based management interface for KVM hosts. Its called kimchi-project ( In this guide, i’ll show you how to install it on an Ubuntu 16.04 host and manage your guest VMs. Pre-installation steps If you haven’t installed quemu, go ahead and do that now. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y … Read more

Ubuntu ZFS Samba share

In my previous posts regarding setting up ZFS on Ubuntu 16.04, I had referred to Aaron Toponce’s website on doing additional configuration to ZFS such as sharing via NFS or SMB. In the portion for SMB here:, it seems that there is a couple more things to do. After running zfs set sharesmb=on pool/srv  and zfs share … Read more

ZFS on ubuntu 16.04

On my previous post, ZFS on Ubuntu Linux, I had setup ZFS on Ubuntu 14.04 by adding a ZFS repository, installing multiple packages and such. Now on 16.04 and 16.10, it is available by simply typing: sudo apt-get install zfs My previous post covers how to setup a ZFS Pool, creating ZIL, and sharing the … Read more

hot-add CPU and memory to Ubuntu guest in VMware

Virtualization has made our lives easier. We can spin up new resources for applications, dynamically add more disk space, migrate them, etc. In vSphere, we can dynamically add additional memory and vCPU to a guest VM without any downtime (assuming its been enabled prior to powering on). Now in Ubuntu 12.04, I had two production … Read more

Add drives without reboot on VMware Ubuntu guest

This post is on deploying a new Ubuntu VM, dynamically adding more disks, having the guest OS recognize the new drives and increasing its capacity without rebooting. This is really useful for critical production servers that cannot go down for reboots like a NFS server. Lets get started. OS: I’m using Ubuntu 12.02.4 LTS server OS … Read more