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IU Intelligent Infrastructure and blogs-ITB


The OSG service uses Aggregated blogs from members of the Open Science Grid community to keep them up to date on current events going on in the OSG. This page will provide a step by step on how blogs-itb services is installed on II (Intelligent Infrastructure).

Further information about the Intelligent Infrastructure including the services we provide and support contacts can be found here:

IUWare page for the vSphere Client Installer ( it mentions that you can go to and click the Download vSphere Client link to get the appropriate installation package.

For Mac, there are a couple options:

1) You can use the vSphere Web Client:


2) You can use the IUanyWare? version of the vSphere Client:

a. Can be found under: Main -> Utilities -> vSphere 5.5

In addition, here are a few KB documents that may be helpful.

Using Intelligent Infrastructure, how do I prepare for a new virtual machine? - (note that you may need to configure the MR firewall to allow outside access to this VM)

Using Intelligent Infrastructure, how do I start an OS install on my virtual machine? -

Network Connectivity

The following files need to be edited in order to establish network connectivity to the internet are hosts, resolv.conf, network and ifcfg-eth0/1.

* /etc/hosts Sample of the contents in the file.

# /etc/hosts - written by ::1 localhost lh ip6-localhost ip6-loopback fe00::0 ip6-localnet ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix ff02::1 ip6-allnodes ff02::2 ip6-allrouters ff02::3 ip6-allhosts localhost localhost.localdomain lh 2001:18e8:2:6::104 fd2f:6feb:37:1::25 blogs-itb.goc blogs-itb.goc

* /etc/resolv.conf Sample of the contents in the file.

# Directs DNS queries to the locally-running dnsmasq, which acts as a # caching/forwarding nameserver. Queries it can't resolve itself are # sent to an upstream server, starting with the local ones. See # /etc/resolv.conf.upstream.

# This file is synchronized by Puppet. Do not edit this file. search goc nameserver options timeout:1

* /etc/sysconfig/network Sample of the contents in the file.

default loopback link-local

* /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0/1 Sample of the contents in the file.

# /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 -- written by DEVICE=eth0 BOOTPROTO=none ARPCHECK=no ONBOOT=yes HWADDR=00:50:56:A9:3B:42 IPV6INIT?=yes IPV6ADDR?=2001:18e8:2:6::104/64 IPADDR= NETMASK= IPV6_DEFAULTGW=2001:18e8:2:6::1 GATEWAY=

DEVICE=eth1 HWADDR=00:50:56:A9:19:A3 TYPE=Ethernet UUID=39d603a6-01dc-4a6f-b6d7-4792039945fa ONBOOT=yes NM_CONTROLLED=no BOOTPROTO=none IPADDR= NETMASK= IPV6INIT?=yes IPV6ADDR?=fd2f:6feb:37:1::25/48

Once network connectivity has been establish and has tested to work properly is to perform updates.


Download and apply the appropriate script from here:

You may need to install Git. If so then the following link will be helpful:

Epel will need to be installed as well by doing the following command. sudo rpm -Uvh

Ansible will need to be installed. It can be done by doing the following command. yum install --nogpgcheck ansible

Installing blogs-ITB

From a remote VM using ansible intall blogs-ITB by doing the following commands:

For the first time do: git clone

Any other times do: git pull

Now do from ~/ansible: ~/ansible]$ ansible-playbook -i test blogs.yml -K -l blogs

If all goes well then pull up blogs-ITB from a web browser. If it didn't the errors will need to be resolved and execute the command again.

-- AlainDeximo - 17 Apr 2015

Topic revision: r2 - 04 May 2015 - 14:00:34 - AlainDeximo?
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