To install a standalone Node Controller, follow the instructions
below. It's strongly recommended that you install any Node Controllers
before you install the Frontend.
To install a Node Controller:
- Boot the target system from the Eucalyptus Faststart media.
Wait for the boot screen to load. When the boot screen
loads, select "Install CentOS 6 with Eucalyptys Node Controller".
- You may be asked to check the media, to ensure that there
are no data issues. You may check the media, or you may Skip
to move on to the next step. You will then be asked to
select language and keyboard options. (Note that Faststart
instructions are currently available in English only.)
- Next, you will be asked for network information. For Network
Interface, select your ethernet interface (usually eth0).
For Mode, Static is recommended; DHCP will work in many cases, but
if DHCP leases change, your Eucalyptus cloud will no longer
be functional. Also enter IP address, Netmask, Default Gateway,
and a comma-delimited list of DNS servers.
- Next, you will be asked to select timezone, and after that
you will be asked to enter the root password for the
- Next, you will be asked for disk install options. The Node
Controller is intended to be the primary application on the
system; by default, it will take up all disk space on the
system. Experienced Linux admins can set up a separate
partition for Eucalyptus here.
- At this point, the Node Controller installation will begin.
When this process is completed, you will be prompted to
reboot the system.
- After reboot, login as the root user, and the post-install
configuration will begin. Accept the defaults for NTP
configuration, networking mode, and network interface.
The installation of your Node Controller is now complete. You
may now install other Node Controllers; when you've installed all
Node Controllers, you may move on to install the Eucalyptus