Upgrading the Sheevaplug to Debian 6 Squeeze

The Sheevaplug is is a very small computer made by Globalscale. It is designed to offer standard computing functions in a very small space. Consuming just a few watts of power, the Sheevaplug makes a good home server, with applications ranging from network storage to web hosting and home security.

This article explains how to upgrade a Sheevaplug to Debian 6 using a pre-built image available from New IT. It is a quick and simple procedure, requiring less technical knowledge than, for example, installing Debian from scratch. Continue reading

HPVM Mass Production with hpvmclone

This post is about cloning HP-UX virtual machines, or HPVMs.

Once you have built an HPVM, the hpvmclone command can be used to produce many more.  hpvmclone does not create a copy of the HPVM, it just creates a copy of the configuration.  The data copy is done manually, for example with the dd command.

Basic HPVM Cloning

The following procedure is a simplified version of that found on Juanma’s Blog, in the section “Method 1”. Continue reading