Posted by: Marten Mickos | April 6, 2012

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Eucalyptus Systems announced an agreement last week that enables customers to more efficiently migrate workloads between their existing data centers and the AWS cloud while using the same management tools and skills across both environments.

With this agreement customers have the added flexibility to more freely move workloads between their existing IT environments and the AWS cloud. In addition, customers can take advantage of a common set of API’s that...

Posted by: Lester Wade | April 6, 2012

HA with OpeniSCSI:

Further to my general musings about HA, good chum Harold Spencer and I have been working on providing a way for our users to achieve high availability in the storage controller components of Eucalyptus for those who don’t have the SAN adapter.  The storage controller is the Eucalyptus component which handles the EBS (Eucalyptus Block Storage) volumes for instances.

Let me give some background here …..

With 3.0, we’re still following our old business...

Posted by: Lester Wade | April 5, 2012

In my previous job, I spent a fair amount of time with enterprise customers who were – more often than not – moving from proprietary Unix to Linux.  Coming from Unix, these customers were often heavy users of resource(or service)-based High Availability (HA) products; such as HP Service Guard, Sun Cluster, Veritas Cluster Server etc.  When moving to Linux, they wanted feature parity with their traditional Unix HA technologies and they ran very Enterprise-level workloads; like database, CRM,...

Posted by: Graziano Obertelli | April 4, 2012

It's my great pleasure to announce OneSite, our new web-site. OneSite isthe internal name of the project aimed to unified our two web sites. As previously mentioned
, we started this project sometime agoto address the needs of our community. We believe that the diverseinterests of our community are better represented by the cloud IT roles
. And OneSite has been designed to help our users tonavigate following the interests, languages, and preferred communicationchannel of each role...

Posted by: Graziano Obertelli | April 4, 2012

We started the journey of One sometime ago. The original idea took shape and evolved into OneSite and now into Engage. The sentiments and the ideas behind Engage have been articulated very clearly in Darren's blog. Since the time of Eucalyptus 1.5, we established forum within our web site, to allow our community to come together and discuss Eucalyptus and Cloud Computing. It has been my pleasure to help the best I could, participate in discussions, and meet new friends.

It didn't take...
Posted by: Daved Federlein | April 3, 2012

In my last post I detailed the why on this project; this post will focus on the how.  Specifically this post will consolidate the various resources on the internet I culled to be able to set up screen to be used as a teaching tool.

We used a Ubuntu instance to demonstrate from, so these commands may be specific (apt-get, ufw etc.) however translation to another distro should be pretty easy.  Let's assume you have a Ubuntu image up and running and ready to be configured...

Posted by: Greg DeKoenigsberg | April 2, 2012

Contributor Agreements have become a standard mechanism by which open source projects safeguard their rights to accept software into the project.  Canonical, CloudStack and OpenStack are just a few illustrative examples.

The purpose of these agreements is to handle cases that open source licenses might not handle appropriately.  For example: what does the project do if someone contributes code, and then later it turns out that the contributor didn’t actually own the code in question...

Posted by: Daved Federlein | April 2, 2012

At Eucalyptus one of the community projects that was suggested was to have IRC-based sessions in the style of "Learn From Eucalyptus."  In this series of blog posts I will detail the process by which EucaSchool was born: what tools were used, the pitfalls we encountered and ultimately how we've streamlined this process.  In the end, this is a work in progress with the following goals:

Connect with community users on topics of interest for less formal learning sessions. Accomplish the...
Posted by: Lester Wade | April 1, 2012

Hi all,

I recently spent some time investigating this with my good colleague Andy Grimm. I had some initial issues in creating a RHEL6 image for KVM which would boot from EBS. Boot from EBS (sometimes referred to as bfEBS) is a new feature in Eucalyptus 3.X which allows a cloud administrator to back an instance with an EBS volume, thus giving persistence in the VM. This feature is present in AWS.

Below are some of my steps I used to create a RHEL6 guest image as a bfEBS volume...

Posted by: Greg DeKoenigsberg | March 30, 2012

I’m excited for our first #eucalyptus-classroom session on freenode on Monday (noon Eastern US time). Expect it to be the first of many.

The topic for this first meeting is Eutester, which is the new Eucalyptus harness for writing test cases.  This is A Big Deal, since Eutester is based on boto and paramiko, which are also compatible with AWS.  For users who are planning to script interactions between Eucalyptus and AWS, Eutester will be absolutely invaluable.  We’re also going to be...