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Welcome

Welcome to the FastStart Guide. This guide provides instructions for installing Eucalyptus in two different configurations:
  • Cloud-in-a-box: a Eucalyptus cloud with all components on a single machine
  • Frontend and Node Controllers: a Eucalyptus cloud with all Frontend components on a single system, and one or more Node Controllers on separate machines
Note
Note
Faststart is intended for smaller deployments. For larger Eucalyptus deployments that require separation of components, please consult the Eucalyptus Installation Guide.

Overview

Eucalyptus consists of the following components:
  • Cloud Controller (CLC): this component provides EC2 functionality
  • Walrus: this component provides S3 functionality
  • Cluster Controller (CC): this component provides management service for a cluster in your cloud
  • Storage Controller (SC): this component provides EBS functionality
  • Node Controller (NC): this component controls virtual machine instances
In the Frontend+NC configuration, the CLC, Walrus, CC, and SC are installed on one machine, called the Frontend. The NC is installed on another machine, called the Node. In this configuration you can have one Frontend and one or more Nodes.
In the Cloud-in-a-box configuration, all components are installed on one machine.

Hardware Requirements

Before installing FastStart in the Cloud-in-a-box configuration, make sure you have a machine with:
  • a minimum of 200GB of disk space
  • a minimum of 4GB of memory
  • at least one ethernet NIC
Before installing FastStart in the Frontend+NC configuration, make sure you have at least two machines with:
  • a minimum of 100GB of disk space
  • a minimum of 4GB of memory
  • at least one ethernet NIC

Network Requirements

  • You must have access to the internet.
  • You must be able to assign static IP addresses within your network.
  • You must set aside a static IP address for each physical system.
  • You must set aside a range of available public IP addresses. Eucalyptus will assign these to VM instances.
  • You must set aside a large range of available private IP addresses. These will be used by a virtual subnet. They can not overlap or contain any part of a physical network IP address space. Note: Eucalyptus will set aside, by default, the subnet 172.16.0.0 unless you choose to set different values.
A sample set of IP addresses might go as follows:
  • 192.168.1.98 for the Frontend system
  • 192.168.1.99 for the first Node Controller
  • 192.168.1.100 for the second Node Controller
  • 192.168.1.101-192.168.1.149 for the public IP address range

Software Requirements

You must have access to the Eucalyptus FastStart ISO. You can get the FastStart ISO from http://www.eucalyptus.com/download/faststart. You should then burn this ISO to a DVD. This DVD will be used for installation on all physical machines in your cloud.
Note
Note
You can also install FastStart from a USB drive. See Preparing a FastStart USB Installation for more information.