I previously posted some information about the new User Console we’ve been working on at Eucalyptus Systems. There has been a lot of activity and we’ve shown it to a lot of users to get feedback. We will be releasing it officially very soon, but till then, you can run it yourself a couple of ways. You can build from source, which is very easy, or install nightly builds which we provide for RHEL 6 and CentOS 5 and 6.Did You Get the Package?
Packages are available in the nightly...
Euca Monkey is an easy-to-deploy test tool designed for performing stress-test on Eucalyptus Cloud. The tool repeatedly generates and tears down 6 types of cloud user resources: running instances, volumes, snapshots, security groups, keypairs, and IP addresses. As the resources are being populated and released, the cloud is actively queried to validate such resources are indeed being allocated correctly per request. Then, the tool renders the progress of the stress testing using...
After some discussion on the Eucalyptus Community Mailing list,
I'm happy to annouce I've had a crack at a python based plugin for sosreport.
Sosreport is a cool support data collection utility written in python and availble for RHEL/CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu & Debian. It can collect
lots of useful system files and stats that you might use to debug a server or send to a support organisation to help you.
I've packaged up my plugin for review by the community before...
Reblogged from GigaOM: The push to make Boston the de facto hub of big data will continue Thursday with the gala launch of the hack/reduce space in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The historic space — in the old brick Kendall Boiler and Tank building — will be home to big data practitioners from academia, private and public industry. Hack/reduce, [...]
Eucalyptus 3.2 is becoming ready. It is going to be out soon. But if you think, it’s too hard for you to wait till GA, there are two solutions for you to try out. You can check out nightly builds … Continue reading →
Open Source Software Project… What is it good for?
It’s free! It’s for the community! It’s the future of software! It’s better than closed! Everyone is doing it! It drives innovation! It’s the way of Steve Jobs (huh?)… And, it’s free!
I mean, seriously.
All I hear is nothing but the presuppositions on the greatness of open source — how it will greatly benefit you and your great organization.
But, can someone tell me how an open source project will benefit...
It doesn’t get much easier than this. Press Enter 7 times and have a complete Eucalyptus cloud installed and configured. Follow along as we explore this new installation option available with Eucalyptus FastStart 3.1.2 called “Cloud-in-a-Box”.
3 Simple Steps to install Eucalyptus CloudDownload installation media – burn to CD/DVD Boot installation media – choose language and configure network – system will reboot Press “Enter” 7 times
Cloud-in-a-Box installs all of the required...
Today, October 26, 2012 Eucalyptus launched a new / updated version of the FastStart installer. FastStart is a self-contained installer for Eucalyptus. You download a single ISO, burn to a CD or DVD and have everything needed to install Eucalyptus in various configurations.
The standard installation would include 2 machines, one “Front-End” machine and 1 or more node controllers. This is a great way to do a simple POC or proof of concept.
Also supported is a “Cloud-in-a-Box” or...
Today we officially launch the next generation of FastStart, the quick deployment solution for Eucalyptus. We think it’s a pretty dramatic improvement to our previous version, and it’s certainly the easiest way to stand up your own AWS-compatible private cloud.
So go try it out.
And while I have you, I’d like to shout out to the guy who made most of this happen: a guy named Bill Teachenor. When you use FastStart today and discover that it’s totally awesome, come by #...
This article describes one way to monitor your Eucalyptus cloud with Eutester, a framework for testing clouds and Nagios, a popular open source infrastructure monitoring tool.
I've also posted this over on the Eucalyptus wiki for future reference.
We use a simple instance testcase from Eutester to spin up an instance in Eucalyptus with a custom ssh key and security group, ping the instance, ssh into it and then terminate the instance. We then report to Nagios on the overall...