Posted by: Vic Iglesias | October 1, 2012

This post will lead you through the creation of an environment to run automated test plans against a Eucalyptus installation. The tools used were described in my previous post, namely Jenkins (orchestrator), Testlink (planning & metadata), Eutester (functional testing framework). The use case we will be attacking is that of the Developer QA system sandbox.

The only requirements for this setup:

Your machine can run Jenkins Python 2.6 or greater installed Python...
Posted by: Eucalyptus Professional Services | October 1, 2012
The Eucalyptus Certified Professional on Eucalyptus 3 (EUCP3) beta exam period ended September 30th. Beta results are now being analyzed.

If you missed the beta and have already met the course requirement, the final version of the exam should be available within a few weeks. Stay tuned, and check out this page for more information:

If you missed the beta and have not yet met the course requirements as defined in the...

Posted by: Marten Mickos | September 24, 2012

Business books! What should you read if you work for a fast growing tech company? Here is my recommendation. Properly read and with its insights thoroughly implemented, each one of these books saves you a year or more of trial and error.

Top List Any and all books by Peter Drucker, especially the article Managing Oneself Good to Great, and any other book by Jim Collins Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey Moore Innovator's Dilemma, Clayton Christensen The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team , Patrick...
Posted by: Andrew Hamilton | September 20, 2012

Testing Eucalyptus should be easy. In Single System Test Cloud, testing a cloud was made easier by removing the requirement of having at least two systems. But, it still adds unnecessary complexity by adding a VM to run the front-end system. After learning from the experience of the first single system test cloud, it became apparent that there should be an easy way to run Eucalyptus without the use of a VM. And yes there is!

First, start off with a CentOS 6 installation. This...

Posted by: Andrew Hamilton | September 16, 2012

UPDATE: I’ve posted an easier way to do this. Check out my other post Single System Test Cloud, Take 2 for the instructions.

When first trying out Eucalyptus, the requirement of having two systems at a minimum can become a blocker. What if you only want to test out running a couple VMs? Well for that use case a system such as the ECC might be just fine. But what if you are looking to try out the installation process or see what a Cloud Administrator needs to deal with? For this, it...

Posted by: Steve Bradshaw | September 12, 2012
My Struggle

As a guy who has spent almost three decades in the IT industry working with legacy applications and VMware vSphere, I have to admit that because of my initial assumptions I had a hard time transitioning to an IaaS cloud as offered by Eucalyptus Systems or Amazon Web Services. Maybe I am not alone.

Ten years ago, my transition from running legacy applications on physical machines to those on virtual machines was not that difficult. Since a virtual machine is designed to...

Posted by: Greg DeKoenigsberg | September 11, 2012

…is that any time a user runs into problems figuring out how to do something with Eucalyptus, it’s quite likely that the corresponding AWS procedure, as documented by the AWS community, will “just work”.

Example: growing an EBS volume.  The commands listed here:

…basically work by switching ec2-tools and euca2ools.  It’s nice to have that kind of knowledge base to fall back on, even as a starting point...

Posted by: Eucalyptus Professional Services | September 9, 2012
If you have been considering adding the EUCP3 certification to your list of technical credentials and would like to do so without a course requirement, time is running out. The EUCP3 beta period will be ending September 30th, 2012.

For details on the exam, check out our updated EUCP3 web page, which includes a beta sample test / study guide and certification blueprint:

For details on the beta process, including a...

Posted by: Greg DeKoenigsberg | August 22, 2012

“I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.  –Marie Curie”

Automated installers are great. When they work, they work really well — but when they don’t, not only do they not work, but they bring great sadness to the hopeful user who trusted your automated installer.  Tragic!  Heartbreaking.

So why don’t automated installers work, when they don’t work?  In almost every case, it’s because there’s a condition your installer assumes that isn’t met.  And in...

Posted by: Greg DeKoenigsberg | August 7, 2012

Our next hackfest is this Friday, August 10th, from 11am to 2pm, in #eucalyptus-devel on freenode.  (If you show up at #eucalyptus or #eucalyptus-meeting, we will kindly direct you the right way.)  We will be working on integrating with AppScale.

You don’t know about AppScale, you say?  Well, you should.  AppScale is an open source platform for  Google App Engine apps.  The idea is that many applications designed to run on Google App Engine should “just work” with AppScale and your...