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Posted by: Deependra Shekhawat | February 12, 2012

I got the opportunity to attend as well as speak at gnuNify 2012 , Pune. It was my first FOSS conference as a speaker and it went really great. I was there for two days 10th and 11th Feb and was accompanied by Atul Jha one of our Eucalyptus community member in India. Thanks to Atul for joining me in from Chennai and spreading the word about our community . This was the 10th version of gnuNify at SICSR (Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research) Pune.

This year the main...

Posted by: Kyo Lee | February 10, 2012

Being a system administrator is the easiest job in the building when the system is working; no one questions your presence nor existence. Your tasks are highly under-appreciated during the time of peace, yet you do not mind for such vanity since you’d rather be reading blogs and watching youTubes in serenity. Every once in a while, an idiot cracks an ancient joke, “hey, aren’t you supposed be working?”. But, I’m working, you imbecile employ-of-the-month.

However, the curse begins once...

Posted by: Graziano Obertelli | January 25, 2012

I have been reminded that "We build roads so everyone can drive the car" this past weekend at SCALE 10x. Rick Clark mentioned it during a cloud computing panel toward the end of the conference, Greg was there too, but sadly didn't wear the penguin hat given to the keynote speakers (his talk is online as well as most of the others presentations).

I do like the comparison of IaaS to road infrastructure in its simplicity and obviousness: building IaaS may not be glamorous, yet it's a...

Posted by: Marten Mickos | January 25, 2012

Wherever you turn in the tech business today, three keywords stand out: Mobile, Social and Cloud. Devices, Services, Applications and Games are going mobile. Networks, Games, Shopping and Business are going Social. Cloud is SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. Cloud is also the new software architecture that underlies all of this.

What is happening? What does all of this mean?

Mobile

It seems to me that all of this is a necessity of the modern world. When you connect everything with...

Posted by: Imran Hossain Shaon | January 25, 2012

Well, Eucalyptus does not come with Ubuntu any more from version 11.10. Why? Indeed there is no reason, all we can say, this the benefit of being open, you are free to make your own choice Anyway, but that doesn’t … Continue reading →

Posted by: Deependra Shekhawat | January 24, 2012

So last weekend I thought of trying out the Eutester project which has been up on projects.eucalyptus.com for a while and now the code been moved to github with some serious development happening.

Well for those who are new to Eutester, it is a framework written in python which helps you test your Eucalyptus private cloud setup. Remember, testing can sometime be a hard job so best to automate it as much as possible with all your test cases. Besides that there is a lot more to it. I...

Posted by: Greg DeKoenigsberg | January 23, 2012

Loving the work that the RENCI folks at Duke are doing on top of Eucalyptus. They’ve got a set of patches that sit atop Eucalyptus proper, and they call their patches “Neuca”. I lol’d when I found that out.  It rolls swimmingly off the tongue.

We’ve seen quite a few of these kinds of projects.  It’s a key indicator of success that people are building this functionality on top of our base.

Our ability to incorporate these kinds of patches directly into mainline will be a key...

Posted by: David Kavanagh | January 20, 2012

I want to talk about something new we’re working on at Eucalyptus, but first let me start with a little background. Quite simply, it is a hassle to get an image installed. The current process for Eucalyptus (as we document it) is to download a tarball, untar it, bundle/upload/register the kernel/ramdisk and image itself. That’s about 11 steps. We thought there must be a simpler way to do this.

What we came up with is eustore. In the spirit of euca2ools (euca- and euare- commands),...

Posted by: Andy Grimm | January 19, 2012

In my last entry, I explained how to checkout eucalyptus 3-devel and build it from source on Fedora 16.  This entry will explain how to follow that process with configuration and initialization of a single node cloud.

1) Configure environment variables.

export EUCALYPTUS=/opt/eucalyptus
export PATH=$PATH:$EUCALYPTUS/usr/sbin

2) Configure eucalyptus.conf -- Since this is a single node install on a network with DHCP, I am using SYSTEM mode for networking, which is the...

Posted by: David Kavanagh | January 19, 2012

Last time, we talked about a way to save some IAM resources on a cloud to a text file as a way to backup this information. We captured accounts/users/groups and policies. This post will focus on using the backup we created to restore those same resources to a new cloud (or the same one in a recovery scenario).

Since I’ve become fond of Python for some types of scripting, I decided I’d use python here to parse the text file. Originally, I thought I’d have python execute the euare-...

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