We’ve been working to revise the tutorial “Bonding Network Interfaces” (Scenario #2, Tutorial #2) and we’re excited to announce that the new version of the tutorial is now available for your review!
This version of the tutorial is broken into six parts and replaces both parts of the previous version – Part #1 & Part #2 – but we’ll leave both parts of the previous version accessible for the foreseeable future – for comparison’s sake.
We’ve been working hard on the next tutorial – “Bonding Network Interfaces” – but it’s such an enormous topic that we’ve had to split the tutorial into two parts. Today we’re announcing that Part I of the Tutorial “Bonding Network Interfaces” is complete.
Part I will address the details behind bonding. Part II will address the process of configuring bonding.
We’ve reformatted each of the tutorials to strip away some of the extraneous clutter and help the information shine through!
Here, at Practical XenServer, we’re all about presenting the information that XenServer (XS) administrators need in order to work efficiently and effectively from the Command-Line Interface (CLI). So, in order to better serve that goal, we’ve reformatted each of the tutorials to remove as much of the clutter as possible and more effectively present the information in a clear, concise way.
We hope that you’ll agree and we look forward to your comments in the Forums!
There were a number of factors that went into the decision but, ultimately, we decided that Scenario #2 addresses a much more practical use-case than Scenario #1 and, therefore, provides more value to more XenServer administrators, and; that it was best to keep moving ahead with publishing tutorials and moving on to Scenario #2 supports that objective. We’ll continue working on Scenario #1 as time permits but, in the mean time, we hope that you’ll support our decision and that you’ll find Tutorial #1 useful.
As we’ve been building-out Practical XenServer (PXS) we’ve not been very tidy – leaving placeholders laying around like construction scraps – but today we’ve taken a step forward in making the site more presentable: All of the miscellaneous stubs (i.e., placeholder pages with no content) have been pruned and – for illustrative purposes only, where there will be important content relatively soon – we’ve replaced the active, dead-end hyperlinks with a notice to readers that the content is “Coming soon!“
While this may not be “best practice” we feel that this strikes a good balance: It helps us, as the creators of PXS, visualize how the site will grow and develop, and; it helps you, the reader, understand the direction that we’re working in.
We hope that you agree with us and that you’ll continue to return to PXS to learn more about working efficiently and effectively with XenServer.
We’ve been working hard on the next tutorial – “Patches, Hotfixes, Service Packs, and Supplemental Packs” – but it’s taking a bit longer than we’d expected so we wrote something shorter and simpler: “Working with UUID’s“.