CSS Corp Open Source Services

Eucalyptus Beginner’s Guide – UEC Edition

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to UEC and its components
  2. Installation & Configuration
  3. Web Interface
  4. Image Management
  5. Instance Management
  6. Storage Management
  7. Network Management
  8. Security
  9. Troubleshooting
  10. Euca Commands
  11. Hacks

This is a live book and will be updated on an ongoing basis based on your feedback and comments.

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  1. Very nice, is there a pdf version as I would like to print this out.


    May 13, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    • Hi Mike,

      Thanks for the feedback.

      We are working on the pdf version of the guide. The pdf version will be released soon.
      As this is a live book, we would also love to hear comments/feedback about the content and structure of the guide, so we can make it better.

      CSS OSS Team


      May 14, 2010 at 9:53 am

  2. Guys,

    Good job. I am trying to install the same on CentOS. Do the Node controller needs to be VT enabled for CentOS as well?.

    I hope Eucalyptus doesnt have any metering/billing options. Did you any other tools that can be integreated with this? I am so sorry for many question. Thanks in advanced.



    May 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    • If you intend to use KVM as your hypervisor, then you will need a VT enabled machine. With Xen, non-VT machines can be used as NCs. Please refer: RHEL5 Virtualization Guide to know about the XEN/KVM limitations.

      There are no options available with Eucalyptus. But Eucalyptus supports integration with a running Nagios and/or Ganglia
      installations for monitoring purposes. Munin is another tool which can be used to monitor performance.


      May 14, 2010 at 3:29 pm

  3. […] Eucalyptus Beginners Guide: UEC Edition […]

  4. Finally, I installed the Eucalyptus in CentOS and working well. I will write up a document and share with you all.




    May 21, 2010 at 3:17 pm

  5. Excellent post. Should prove useful for many Eucalyptus newcomers 🙂

    I’ll definitely recommend it.

    Martin Pihl

    May 25, 2010 at 12:16 pm

  6. Guys,
    nice post…Thank you

    IT support

    June 23, 2010 at 12:23 am

  7. Nice work. Thank you, it really helps.

    But I still have a question.
    For server1, does it have to own two NICs(eth0 for enterprise, eth1 for eucalyptus)?
    What if the server1 has only one NIC in my environment?


    September 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    • Hi,

      The need to have two NICs on server1 is for isolating the nodes from your enterprise network (LAN) and put them on a private network. This way you would add additional security to the nodes themselves from being accessible from outside. Moving your private cloud to public cloud (access euca instances via internet) would be a good use case.



      September 20, 2010 at 3:49 pm

      • hi,
        currently i m working on a project where i need to create a private cloud where i can deploy ma solution. Could u pls tell me whether the whole setup works if we use only one NIC on server 1?
        and what should i do if doesnt work?

        Himanshu Tyagi

        April 6, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      • Hi,

        The setup will work with one NIC also. You need to modify variables in eucalyptus.conf accordingly.
        On CC, VNET_PRIV=eth0; VNET_PUB=eth0
        On NC, VNET_PRIV=br0; VNET_PUB=br0

        This should get your private cloud working.

        Hope that helps.



        May 7, 2011 at 2:42 am

  8. great job… This is what we are looking for… Thank you very much…


    April 6, 2011 at 11:39 pm

  9. […] Yogesh works for CSS Corp and is part of the open source services team. He is involved in some open source community work and evangelism. He co-authored the Eucalyptus beginner’s guide.https://cssoss.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/eucalyptus-beginner%E2%80%99s-guide-%E2%80%93-uec%C2%A0editio…  […]

  10. Any update on the pdf version?


    January 29, 2012 at 9:33 pm

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