A few weeks ago I was asked to write some tests to test using the AWS Java SDK with Eucalyptus. At Eucalyptus we have a very nice test system framework, Eutester, that aims to provide the framework for cloud architects and administrators to validate and benchmark their various AWS-compatible cloud infrastructure options. I thought to myself, "Dude, if I'm going to have to write tests for AWS Java SDK, I want to build something like Eutester... maybe even be a part of Eutester" Thus the...
So...I've re-thought and re-wrote a lot (almost all) of Eutester4j's operations. I've also put together a test suite with several Auto Scaling tests that have been delivered by Steve Jones of the services development team as part of Eucalyptus 3.3 work. These changes should be on github today or tomorrow (pending a pull request) Thanks to all who have provided feedback and support.
For fun here is a recent test run against 3.3 dev branch (note: the multiple availability zone test...
Hi folks - just a quick note that we're working on getting everything set up on GitHub regarding our newly open-sourced Education Services training materials. In the meantime, for those who want to go ahead and get their hands on them, we've decided to temporarily make everything available via DropBox. Please note: all materials here are licensed under the same terms as Eucalyptus documentation, which is also open. For questions about that license, refer to this document:
Following on from my post on how to deploy multiple instances of the Eucalyptus deployment console I figured I’d make it more useful and add an HAProxy load balancer in front of the user consoles. With the playbook found here, you should be able to deploy as many consoles as you want and add a single load balancer in front of them.
There are some changes which are worth explaining in this example. Firstly, the funky templating that Ansible and the Jinja2 templating language allow...
Just read this latest blog from Brian Thomason, Engineer at Eucalyptus System, Inc. He leads us to the promise land on how to create your own debian packages for Eucalyptus 3.2.
Who knows, maybe he will follow up with a blog discussing how to use Walrus buckets to serve up the APT repository – similar to what can done with Amazon S3. Make sure and visit Brian’s blog entry. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated! Keep up the good work Brian!
Some of you may have heard that Eucalyptus no longer supports Debian or Ubuntu.
While it is true that given our current customer base and target customer base
that we have decided to support only CentOS and RHEL from a contractual
standpoint with our customers, it does not mean we have abandoned our
community efforts behind Debian and Ubuntu.
In fact, the opposite is true. There was a long period of time where Eucalyptus
was not available in Debian and/or...
My previous post talked a little bit about new functionality from (new and updated) ec2-related modules in the Ansible 1.0 release. In this post I’ll go through the practical example of launching multiple instances with the module and then configuring them with a workload. In this case the workload will be the Eucalyptus User Console
For those who are unfamiliar with ansible, check out the online documentation here. The documentation itself is in a pretty good order for newcomers,...
People love BSD and it bothers me, that they cant run it on Eucalyptus private cloud inside their organisation. So, I took the challenge on building an openbsd image (EMI) which we could then run on Eucalyptus.
The version of openbsd used is 5.2 amd64 and Eucalyptus 3.2.0 on CentOS 6.3. Note that there were problems with running an instance store backed EMI and hence I ended up running an instance from boot-from-EBS EMI.
For the sake of simplicity, this post is divided into 5...
This last weekend I was over at FOSDEM 2013, where 5,000
geeks descended onto the ULB university in Brussels, Belgium for a huge free and open source
It was my first time at FOSDEM after many years of nearly attending and
the first thing that struck me was the size. 5,000 people
in attendance over the two days, 390hrs of talks and every talk was
It reminded me of the Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS), but...