Month: September 2015

How to Manually Extend Cinder Volumes Group in OpenStack

Cinder Volumes group is a block storage based on LVM (Logical Volume Manager) volume group, usually situated in Controller node in OpenStack cloud. It provides persistent block storage for runtime instances.

During typical packstack installation Cinder Volumes group size is determined in answer file (insert file) by following parameter:


If the Cinder Volumes group size we chose upon packstack installation turns out to be insufficient to create new volumes, we can attach additional physical volume on Controller node to the existing Cinder Volumes group and extend it with the new physical volume to gain more space.
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How To Reset Forgotten Root Password on RedHat 7 / CentOS 7

RedHat 7 / CentOS 7 unlike previous version 6, doesn’t provide the ability to reset / recover root password in signle-user mode any more. This situation takes place, because RedHat 7 / CentOS 7 uses systemd manager instead of sysVinit / upstart and both systemd targets: and require root password. That’s why in RedHat 7 / CentOS 7 we need installation disk to boot from.
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How To Reset Forgotten Root Password on RedHat 6 / CentOS 6

RedHat 6 / CentOS 6 system gives us the opportunity to reset root password in case we forget it, on condition that we have a direct access to the machine on which we want to reset root password. Password can be reset after booting the system into single-user mode.


1. Reboot the system

2. At the screen: “Booting Red Hat Enterprise Linux…” or “Booting CentOS…” press any key to display GRUB menu.
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