Posted by: Harold Spencer, Jr. | April 13, 2015

Recently, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that their CodeDeploy service supports on-premise instances.  This is extremely valuable – especially for developers and administrators to allow utilization of existing on-premise resources.

For teams who are using HP Helion Eucalyptus 4.1 (or who want to use Eucalyptus), this is even better news.  This feature – along with HP Helion Eucalyptus 4.1 Cloudformation – developers can deploy applications within a private cloud...

Posted by: Deependra Shekhawat | April 1, 2015

Thought this might be a useful thing for some folks out there who would like to have a visual representation of the Eucalyptus database schema. Eucalyptus currently uses postgres as the database. It has 1 database (starting 4.1.0) that in turns has many schemas in it. One can use a popular tool like Schemaspy and get going with a visual representation.

On the box running the Eucalyptus database server we need to make sure the package for graphviz is installed. Schemaspy uses graphviz...

Posted by: Deependra Shekhawat | March 10, 2015

Eucalyptus officially released support for AWS Cloudformation back in 4.0.0 but with the latest release of Eucalyptus i.e. 4.1.0 this support is now out of tech preview mode. What this means for the cloud users is that they can use Cloudformation just like they use it on AWS and get official support from Eucalyptus for it. Yes our support is not just paid support but we have a very extensive community to help you get started or solve your problems.

Posted by: Harold Spencer, Jr. | March 9, 2015


Solid blog entry discussing how to set up Eucalyptus VPC using Midokura

Originally posted on A sysadmin born in the cloud:

About 2 years ago, AWS passed all new account and migrated existing ones to have “EC2 classic” instances into a VPC.

A lot of new features came out from this but most importantly, VPC would provide the ability for everyone to have backend applications running in Private. No...

Posted by: Harold Spencer, Jr. | February 21, 2015

Originally posted on A sysadmin born in the cloud:

Today I did my first install of CEPH, which I used as backend system for the Elastic Block Storage (EBS) in Eucalyptus. The advantage of CEPH is that it is a distributed system which is going to provide you replication (persistence for data), redundancy (we are using a pool of resources, not a single target) and scalability : the easiest way to add capacity is to add nodes which will be used for storage, and...


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