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Posted by: Greg DeKoenigsberg | October 15, 2012

(I’m sure you all know that step one is “cut a hole in the box”.)

We’ve been continually working to improve the install process of Eucalyptus over the past few months.   In particular, we’ve been working on a project that we call Silvereye.  Our most recent goal: make it trivial to install a fully-running Eucalyptus cloud on a single machine.

A cloud on one machine?  Why bother?  Well, lots of reasons, actually.  The biggest: the developer workstation.  If you’re hacking on...

Posted by: Paul Weiss | October 13, 2012

In this video we will demonstrate the minimal tasks required to launch your first Eucalyptus Cloud Instance via the command line. This is the next step from the previous post where we installed Eucalyptus 3.1 using SilverEye.

Note: This video assumes the Eucalyptus Cloud was installed using SilverEye. If your cloud was installed using another method, please review the Eucalyptus Documentation.

Launching your first Instance (4 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

Posted by: Lester Wade | October 12, 2012
Introduction to EDBP

I had to come up with an acronym.  This is particularly important when you’re in the cloud business, I think it comes somewhere before the business plan and just after the beer.

Did you know that EUCALYPTUS itself is an Acronym for Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for Linking Your Programs To Useful Systems ?

I’m trying to make a concious effort to blog more, hopefully I can impart some useful information to readers about deploying Eucalyptus in...

Posted by: Paul Weiss | October 10, 2012

IaaS cloud computing software is very complex and usually requires many resources like multiple servers, it’s own network and storage. With the virtual sandbox lab, we built in the previous post, we can remove all of the hardware requirements and install Eucalyptus on a single system and not loose any functionality.

This is a great learning tool. We can build a complete Eucalyptus IaaS cloud, learn how to install Eucalyptus, practice cloud computing tasks, and how Eucalyptus might fit...

Posted by: Paul Weiss | October 9, 2012

How I virtuallize my entire lab to test and evalute IaaS Cloud Computing software using VMware Workstation.


Fully virtualized Eucalyptus 3.1.1 installed from FastStart. This configuration is unsupported.

As a technologist and evangelist working at Eucalyptus I am lucky enough to install and test Eucalyptus along side our competitors products. As you can imagine this can really tax a lab environment. Eucalyptus provides me with a massive test/lab...

Posted by: Tim Cramer | October 8, 2012

I joined Eucalyptus in December of 2010 as the VP of Engineering and began my amazing adventure in Cloud Computing.  Over the last 1.84110 years I’ve learned quite a bit and we’ve been through both challenging and exhilarating times.  Through our time together, we’ve accomplished great things which I’m excited to share with you.

When I was interviewing for the position there was a fairly small team (including tools, partner, release, quality, and dev) with 2 founders as directors/...

Posted by: Greg DeKoenigsberg | October 8, 2012

Here’s the thing about running your own cloud infrastructure: once you make the decision to rely on it, then it had better work.  The whole thing.  Every part of it.  Under heavy load.  All the time.

Obvious, right?  But it bears repeating.  When you decide to make the move to doing things The Cloud Way, you are placing a gigantic bet on your infrastructure layer — and that bet is placed not only on the Cloud As A Whole, but on every individual component that comprises that cloud.  In...

Posted by: Eucalyptus Professional Services | October 5, 2012

Many of our customers ask us how to best bring their team up to speed on cloud concepts in general, and Eucalyptus concepts in particular. To address these needs, we implemented a comprehensive training and certification program. In this blog text I will try to outline for you what we have available, and how it can address the knowledge gaps in your organization. Our curriculum is developed and delivered in ways that other open source cloud computing vendors simply can't match. This can be...

Posted by: Jason Eden | October 5, 2012

Many of our customers ask us how to best bring their team up to speed on cloud concepts in general, and Eucalyptus concepts in particular. To address these needs, we implemented a comprehensive training and certification program. In this blog text I will try to outline for you what we have available, and how it can address the knowledge gaps in your organization. Our curriculum is developed and delivered in ways that other open source cloud computing vendors simply can't match. This can be...

Posted by: Graziano Obertelli | October 3, 2012

Persistent Storage sounds like a tautology to me. Been used as I am (was?) to Hard Disks, USB keys, DVDs, and all other possible way to store information, it seems that storage is persistent by definition, and only failures, or human errors can cause non-persistent and catastrophic behavior . Well, in IaaS terminology, Storage comes in different flavors and can also be Ephemeral.

Storage Types

Eucalyptus follows the AWS API and with that API comes 3 Storage types:

Buckets (...

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