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Nova Manage commands
OpenStack provides commands for administrative tasks such as user/role management, network management etc. In all the examples we will use username as “novadmin” and project name as “proj”. All the nova-manage commands will need to be run as “root”. Either run them as root or run them under sudo.
V2.0 of Eucalyptus Beginner’s Guide – UEC edition is out. This covers UEC on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, based on Eucalyptus 2.0. Please download the PDF and post your comments.
Due to some changes effected in the latest update of UEC packages on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, we have updated the Eucalyptus Beginner’s Guide to reflect those changes. Thus we have Eucalyptus Beginner’s Guide – Version 1.1. We’re also working on the Eucalyptus Beginner’s Guide on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. Stay tuned to the blog to stay informed. Feedback is welcome.
Click the following link to download the book:
We have just released the PDF version of “Eucalyptus Beginner’s Guide – UEC Edition, V1.0” and you can download it from https://cssoss.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/book_eucalyptus_beginners_guide_uec_edition1.pdf. Please help us enhance the book by posting your suggestions as comments here.
The latest version of the pdf will also be availble from http://www.csscorp.com/enterprise-it-support/open-source-services.php .
Table of Contents
- Introduction to UEC and its components
- Installation & Configuration
- Web Interface
- Image Management
- Instance Management
- Storage Management
- Network Management
- Euca Commands
This is a live book and will be updated on an ongoing basis based on your feedback and comments.
Installation & Configuration
Cloud Computing is a computing model, where resources such as computing power, storage, network and software are abstracted and provided as services on the Internet in a remotely accessible fashion. Billing models for these services are generally similar to the ones adopted for public utilities. On-demand availability, ease of provisioning, dynamic and virtually infinite scalability are some of the key attributes of Cloud Computing.
An infrastructure setup using the cloud computing model is generally referred to as ‘Cloud’. The following are the broad categories of services available on the ‘Cloud’:
- Infrastructure As A Services (IAAS)
- Platform As A Service (PAAS)
- Software As A Service (SAAS)
This ‘Cloud’ is generally available as service to anyone on the Internet. However, a variant called ‘Private Cloud’ is increasingly becoming popular for private infrastructure that has some of the attributes of the ‘Cloud’ as mentioned above.
Amazon Web Services is one of the major players providing IAAS. They have 2 popular services – Elastic Compute Cloud(EC2) and Simple Storage Service(S3). These services are available through web services interfaces. The client tools can use EC2 and S3 APIs to communicate with these services. The popularity of these APIs have encouraged other Cloud products to provide support for them as well.
Bringing up a windows instance without using kernel and ramdisk images
Edit /usr/share/eucalyptus/gen_kvm_libvirt_xml to remove the lines that add “-kernel” and “-initrd” options in the libvirt.xml.
Here is the patch for /usr/share/eucalyptus/gen_kvm_libvirt_xml that ships with Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)