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Posted by: Rich Wolski | June 4, 2012

In the last post on HA I tried to provide some of my perspective on the "what" and "why" of the High Availability (HA) feature in Eucalyptus. This follow-up post is intended to focus on the "how," and, as a result, delves into some of the implementation details, albeit at the architectural level.

There are two important architectural features of Eucalyptus that influence its implementation of HA. Eucalyptus consists of individual service components each of which "plugs" into a...

Posted by: Garrett Holmstrom | May 25, 2012

Every once in a while I find myself trying to install something, but not knowing what package contains it.

# yum install g++ Setting up Install Process No package g++ available. Error: Nothing to do

But if you’re using a modern version of yum (i.e. that of RHEL 6 or Fedora) then you can simply tell it to install the program you’re looking for.

# yum install /usr/bin/g++ Setting up Install Process Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check --->...
Posted by: Andrew Hamilton | May 24, 2012

Automation and configuration management is a big part of any successful cloud deployment. Whether on AWS, Eucalyptus or another cloud provider, having services that can be easily spun up and down with a consistent configuration is a must at cloud scale. The recipes project is looking to assist new cloud users with a first step.

The recipes project is attempting to be as vendor agnostic as possible by using both Puppet and Chef with the possible expansion to more options (Fabric,...

Posted by: Andrew Hamilton | May 23, 2012

Reblogged from Greg DeKoenigsberg Speaks:

It's taken a while, but the move is complete.  The source code for Eucalyptus 3.1 Beta is open and publicly available in Github.  It's actually been there for a while now, but we've done enough housekeeping and we're ready to open the doors.

Build instructions can be found in the INSTALL file, but they are still in flux; comments and patches are welcome. 

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Posted by: Greg DeKoenigsberg | May 23, 2012

It’s taken a while, but the move is complete.  The source code for Eucalyptus 3.1 Beta is open and publicly available in Github.  It’s actually been there for a while now, but we’ve done enough housekeeping and we’re ready to open the doors.

Build instructions can be found in the INSTALL file, but they are still in flux; comments and patches are welcome.  Don’t hesitate to join us on #eucalyptus on freenode or on our community mailing list if you have questions.

Packages for...

Posted by: Garrett Holmstrom | May 23, 2012

It is sort of becoming a tradition for each member of the Fedora Board to declare a personal goal of some sort and then lead by doing. So now that I am the newest Board member, some people are curious about my plans.

In 2010 I helped get Fedora’s Cloud SIG off the ground. At that point in time our main goal was to get a modern version of Fedora running inside Amazon’s popular cloud, EC2. Nowadays the EC2 image is part of Fedora’s regular release process and the Cloud SIG has grown...

Posted by: Graziano Obertelli | May 22, 2012

Silvereye is a bird native to Australia (I have to admit I have never seen one live) but it is also a project that allows a very quick and easy installation of Eucalyptus. The project is fairly young, but it is already very usable: you can follow its development on github. While Faststart has a very small footprint (it fits on a 1GB thumb drive) and requires a CentOS base installation, Silvereye creates a CD iso image which can be used to install bare machines.

Tonight  I took the...

Posted by: Garrett Holmstrom | May 21, 2012

Today I did some work on a branch in git only to discover that I based it on some unstable code rather than the stable code that I usually want to use as a baseline.

You can fix this by using a bit of git’s rebase magic:

git rebase --onto master testing

This moves the entire current branch onto another.

Posted by: Eucalyptus Professional Services | May 18, 2012
If you pay attention to Eucalyptus press releases (and c'mon, who doesn't?) then you're already aware that Eucalyptus Education is on the cusp of releasing our first major certification in the next couple of months. While that's exciting all on it's own, I'm personally even more excited about some of the major innovations we're making in terms of high-stakes certification exams, and want to bring some of those to light so that you can be prepared, and maybe even help us launch by participating...
Posted by: Greg DeKoenigsberg | May 18, 2012

Eucalyptians are hanging out all over!

OSBC – Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA: May 21 – 22 GlueCon+CloudCamp, Broomfield, Colorado : May 22 – 24 RootCamp Berlin – Berlin Fair Grounds, Germany: May 25 – 26 SouthEast Linux Fest: June 8-10

If you see someone in the Euca gear, stop by and say hi.  We’ve got lots of cool new stuff to talk about. 

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