Installing Eucalyptus 4.0 Cloud

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I want to talk about the experience of installing Eucalyptus 4.0. This is the latest version of AWS compatible cloud system from Eucalyptus. Together with a large number of changes and improvements, the company changed the approach to the demo installation. From ISO, it was decided to proceed to the installation using Chef recipes. This made it possible to reduce the installation system of a ready-to-test solution and expand the solution to one command line.

All you need to fully test your AWS-compatible system is a minimal CentOS 6.5 installation with 100GB of available disk space in / var.
To install, you need to type in the command line only:
bash <(curl -Ls
The system will ask a few simple questions and suggest going for a coffee. After 15 minutes (depending on the speed of the Internet connection) you have a ready-made cloud system with one downloaded image that you can immediately start.
To do this, create a key pair:
euca-create-keypair -f test test
and start the virtual machine:
euca-run-instances `euca-describe-images | grep default | awk {'print $2'}` -k test

At present, Eucalyptus offers virtual machines with the following OSs for installation: CentOS 6.5, CentOS 7.0, Fedora 20, Ubuntu 12.04, Debian 7, openSUSE 13. The list is constantly changing and available with instructions to install and create your own virtual machines on the image site .
I used the simplest installation method by calling:
bash <(curl -Ls
and installed the OCs I needed.
Last timeI already wrote how to configure the system in order to increase the number of virtual machines that can be started without adding new hardware. Eucalyptus 3.4 settings are compatible with Eucalyptus 4.0.
If you need more computing power, you can add a new node by calling:
bash <(curl -Ls
on another machine with CentOS 6.5 installed and at least 100GB of available disk space in / var. After that, you need to register it in an already installed system by calling: That's all it takes to fully test the AWS compatible cloud system.
euca_conf --register-nodes

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