VMworld 2014 Day 2

Yesterday was another great day in San Francisco and VMworld 2014. The big takeaway I had revolved around Docker and VMware integration. There is a great article over on the Office of the CTO blog regarding this exact topic. Two key takeaways the CEO of Docker said during his portion (paraphrased): Use VMs for security and consistency and use Docker for […]

VMworld 2014 US session schedule

With VMworld 2014 in the United States fast approaching, I have been working on building out my schedule based on my personal objectives and checking the popular blogger sites for their recommendations. In that spirit, I thought I would share the sessions I am most excited about this year in San Francisco. Last year was my first year at VMworld […]

Linux VM boot error workaround

Not specifically related to Hadoop or Big Data Extensions, but I came across this bug tonight. There is a KB article on the VMware website (here), but the syntax it lists is incorrect. The error I was seeing on the VM console was “vmsvc [warning] [guestinfo] RecordRoutingInfo: Unable to collect IPv4 routing table” immediately after it brought eth0 online. The […]

Rightsizing YARN containers for virtual machines

Working on a specific use-case at work has required that I modify the Chef recipe templates for mapred-site.xml and yarn-site.xml to configure the memory allocations correctly. The container sizes themselves will depend on the size of VMs you are creating, and BDE has some generic settings by default, but again with each workload being different it is necessary to tune […]