Posted by: Brian Thomason | March 20, 2013
eustore now supports bootable EBS images

Those of you familiar with Eucalyptus are likely already familiar with the eustore client, which is a utility included with the popular euca2ools.  It allows for the automatic fetching, uploading, and registering of instance-store based images in your Eucalyptus cloud.

It pulls its meta-data and images from but currently filters on only our most tested images which include Fedora 16/17, Centos 5/6, and OpenSuSe 12.2...

Posted by: Greg DeKoenigsberg | March 20, 2013

The Netflix OSS team sure knows how to throw a good party.  We’ve been to their meetup twice now, most recently at their event last Wednesday, at which they unveiled the Netflix OSS Prize.  At this rate, given the amount of interest they’re generating, they’ll need to rent out hotel space for their next event.

What draws the crowd? It’s a good question. The simplest answer, I guess, is that they’re a cool company doing cool stuff — and people want to be like them.

At Eucalyptus...

Posted by: Paul Weiss | March 18, 2013

Wow, Eucalyptus 3.3 is coming along nicely, seems like we just released 3.2. Eucalyptus 3.3 is due out in Q2 2013. Check out the roadmap for all of the awesome features.

I’ve had the rare opportunity to see development from the inside, working with the backend team as they create “Maintenance Mode”.

Maintenance Mode allows Cloud Administrators to perform maintenance on a node controller without...

Posted by: Eucalyptus Professional Services | March 18, 2013

In Eucalyptus, Walrus is the object storage component, synonymous with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3). Since you will be managing the Walrus, unlike S3 in the public cloud, there are some considerations with respect to underlying storage and overall Walrus architecture.

At the highest level, the main thing to take note of is that the Walrus stores its objects in the following directory (on the local operating system): “/var/lib/eucalyptus/bukkits”. If you are...

Posted by: Eucalyptus Professional Services | March 15, 2013

Happy Friday!

This post has a few links to Eucalyptus related articles on my personal blog, I hope you find them interesting Friday reading...

Backing up a Eucalyptus Cloud Controller
  Monitoring Eucalyptus IaaS Availability With Nagios
  A Keepalived VIP for Eucalyptus Node Controllers
  Eucalyptus SOSReport Plugin
  Adventures in NoSQL, Part 1

Adventures in NoSQL, Part 2 

If you have any feedback or suggestions please feel free to comment on...
Posted by: Greg DeKoenigsberg | March 14, 2013

We’ve got two hours worth of demo video from yesterday’s show and tell session for Eucalyptus 3.3 milestone 4 — with every milestone, we continue to improve the most compatible AWS private cloud platform.  ELB, autoscaling and cloudwatch are pretty much in the bag; now it’s mostly spit and polish. For those who don’t want to watch the whole two hours, but are interested in the progress of various features, here’s the timings of the various demos:

At 2:38, David Kavanagh talks about...

Posted by: Eucalyptus Professional Services | March 14, 2013

In my last blog post I talked about the origins of the EucaStart 2.0 project and gave a stage-by-stage comparison between it and Dan Nurmi's Eucalyptus Repeatable Deployment Plan. In this entry, I will detail our plans for all of this content and discuss how you can leverage it for your business - whether a customer or a consulting company - as well as how you can contribute back to the project.

A Detailed Guide for Deploying Eucalyptus Clouds

When we have completed and vetted all of...

Posted by: Colby Dyess | March 14, 2013

The Eucalyptus development team host a sprint review every three weeks or so. The event is open to everyone with an Internet connection and it's recorded for those who can't make the live show. I highly recommend you subscribe to the Eucalyptus Users mailing list to get notified when the next event is scheduled - or follow Eucalyptus on Twitter. In the meantime, here are notes I captured during yesterday's review of the Eucalyptus 3.3 pre-release, Milestone 4.

Resource Tagging


Posted by: Eucalyptus Professional Services | March 13, 2013

As part of the EucaStart 2.0 engagement process, Eucalyptus Professional Services is providing detailed information on each stage of an IaaS cloud deployment in an open and transparent way for all to modify and implement. We hope this will help guide our users, customers and partners to setup successful IaaS cloud deployments.

My last posts covered Installation, Configuration, Populating your cloud with images and User Acceptance Testing. This post will cover the support...

Posted by: Tom Ellis | March 13, 2013

In Part 1 of this blog series, “Adventures in NoSQL, part1”, I deployed a single
instance of MongoDB and used Python’s tweetstream module to fill a collection with a data feed from Twitter.
In part 2, “Adventures in NoSQL, part2”, I took this single MongoDB server
and converted it to a highly available replicaset, so that the data was stored on 3 servers for redundancy.

In this post, I’ll explore using Sharding to scale out your data for performance,
so that as...