Plan Your Deployment

Eucalyptus is open source software, designed to operate in enterprise IT environments. It is highly configurable and can be customized to meet specific business objectives. Proper deployment planning will help you efficiently deploy configure and operate your private cloud.

1 Installation Requirements

Cloud success begins with understanding the system requirements and deployment choices. Whether you begin with the FastStart installer or choose to install packages, it is crucial to review the minimum system requirements.
Read the install guide

2 Reference Architectures

The Eucalyptus services team has documented a catalog of private cloud reference architecture and architectural layers that can be used as the foundation for production deployments. This is an excellent collection of deployment options that can easily be customized to match your needs.
View the reference architectures

3 Test Your Cloud

As part of the best practices for deploying clouds, we recommend running a series of tests to ensure your cloud is fully operational and will perform as desired. MicroQA, a Eucalyptus community project, can quickly perform functional testing after initial installation and run load or stress tests before going into production. The system is fully open source and easily extended to meet your needs.
Get MicroQA

4 Need Help?

Deploy and manage your cloud with confidence. Eucalyptus Starter subscriptions include a customer support portal and access to product experts, for as low as $149 per month. No long term contracts required and subscriptions are easily purchased online.
Get support