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RAVADA VDI 0.2.9: Issues and vulnerabilities

Preamble

The RAVADA VDI project is awesome. I already talked about it on a previous post (read it here), and I even wrote a 4-page tutorial for Linux User and Developer #181. It is still great, of course, but it has some important security issues and flaws I will like to […]

Send a newer PXE kernel version to a new computer node on Rocks Cluster 6.2 without altering the frontend

The issue

You have a Rocks Cluster deployed on your university. The latest official Rocks version is 6.2. It ships with kernel 2.6.32 out-of-the-box. This is the same kernel that is installed on every single computer node, and it’s the very same one that it’s sent via PXE to the computer […]

Installing and using RAVADAVDI on Debian Jessie

Introducing RAVADAVDI

This is an incredible effort to bring the power of VDI to you using only open source libraries and tools. It is mainly developed in PERL 5, and it relies on KVM for virtualization, and Spice for sound, I/O and graphics. Of course, there’s still a lot of things […]