OSX, Fedora 16, a bit of spice and OpenShift Origin

So with the news that Redhat have released OpenShift (PaaS) to opensource under the name of OpenShift Origin I thought I’d take a look having played with the service over the last six months (along with Heroku for some Ruby tinkering) I grabbed a copy of the ISO and had a look using the Live CD, thought it looked interesting, went to install and it decided it didn’t want to work with the drive set up on VMWare Fusion on OSX.

Back to square none.

Download Fedora Project 16 64bit and run it up in VMWare (On MacBook Air I gave it 2Gb RAM / Single Processor and 20Gb HDD space)

Side Note to get VMWare Tools working:

From the terminal

sudo yum update

Reboot to ensure you are using the latest installed kernel

sudo yum install gcc make kernel-devel perl

You should now have everything in place to install the VMWare Tools (Happy Days)

Installing cinnamon to make it look pretty (although I’m yet to get gnome working in anything other than fallback mode on VMWare) – I mainly do this as one day I will get it working or VMWare will get updated

sudo curl http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/leigh123linux/cinnamon/fedora-cinnamon.repo -o /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-cinnamon.repo
sudo yum install cinnamon

And then on to the real work…

Installing OpenShift Origin from the official doco ;-) Will update with progress once I’ve worked through it….

Of course I’m not sure what I’ll use it for, but it’s good to play.