Posted by: Eucalyptus Professional Services | February 13, 2013

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:


Posted by: Lester Wade | February 8, 2013

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...

Posted by: Harold Spencer, Jr. | February 7, 2013

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!

Posted by: Brian Thomason | February 5, 2013

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...

Posted by: Lester Wade | February 5, 2013

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,...

Posted by: Deependra Shekhawat | February 5, 2013

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...

Posted by: Tom Ellis | February 4, 2013

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
software conference.

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
absolutely packed.
It reminded me of the Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS), but...

Posted by: Lester Wade | February 4, 2013

You may be forgiven for thinking that a version 1.0 software release indicates some sort of significant milestone for the lifecycle of a project.  Perhaps in many cases it does but with Ansible, not so much.  Michael DeHaan articulates it much better than I could in this post to the project mailing list.  My personal experience from using Ansible since v0.8 is that each release delivers consistency, quality and increased flexibility.  It’s great to see fast releases delivering something...

Posted by: Tom Ellis | February 4, 2013

You’ve deployed and setup a private Cloud platform but now what? You need an application!

I’ve been experimenting with a number of technologies to generate workloads and give some demos to
prospective Eucalyptus customers. A NoSQL database seems like a great use-case to demo as the technology benefits from
being designed for scale-out workloads and this happens to be exactly what an IaaS Cloud does best.

There are an abundance of NoSQL implementations (Cassandra,...

Posted by: Kyo Lee | January 30, 2013

What is Metaleuca?

Metaleuca is a bare-metal provision management system that interacts with open-source software Cobbler via EC2-like CLIs. Using Metaleuca, a user can trigger Cobbler to initiate a group of bare-metal machines to boot up with new, fresh OS images. In other words, Metaleuca allows users to self-provision bare-metal machines and manage them like EC2, or Eucalyptus, virtual instances via the command-lines that...