Posts Tagged ‘Cloud’
The following link is a screencast of OpenStack Dasboard (codenamed Horizon) on Ubuntu 12.04.
The video gives you a simple walk-through of the features available on OpenStack Dashboard like:
• Instance Management – Create or terminate instance, view console logs and connect through VNC, attaching volumes, etc.
• Access and Security Management – Create security groups, manage keypairs, assign floating IPs, etc.
• Flavor Management – Manage different flavors or instance virtual hardware templates.
• Image Management – Edit or delete images.
• Manage users, quotas and usage for projects.
• User Management – Create user, etc.
• Volume Management – Creating Volumes and snapshots.
• Object Store Manipulation – Create, delete containers and objects.
We are working on getting the new version of “OpenStack Beginner’s Guide – Essex version on Ubuntu 12.04″. The pdf should be out in a week’s time. So stay tuned…!!!!
We have just released the PDF version of “Eucalyptus Beginner’s Guide – UEC Edition, V1.0″ and you can download it from http://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 .
I have had an issue with my MS-Windows 2003 server instance raised on one of the Node Controllers (NC) on my UEC setup on Lucid Lynx( Ubuntu 10.04 ). The instance came up moving from pending state to running state as expected and my hybrid fox showed public and private IPs. However, I was not able to ping or RDP into the instance. The Windows image was custom bundled and tried and tested on my Karmic UEC setup, so I was quite puzzled as to why I was unable to connect to the instance. I wished I had the luxury of connecting to the instance for troubleshooting using VNC, like I normally do when I start a VM on KVM or Xen. A little bit of probing of the Eucalyptus files on NC proved useful. Here is the hack that helped me attach a VNC display to the instance and ultimately I could identify and fix the actual problem.
It is not safe to leave this option enabled on a production setup.
Tested on Ubuntu 10.04 beta2
Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud provides a minimal web interface to manage user credentials, manage images, administer user accounts, etc.
In our sample setup, the web interface is accessible at:
Details about setting up the password for the admin user of the web interface are in the post on “Installation & Configuration“.
A user trying to access the interface for the first time, would need to sign up and would be able to use the interface after the account is approved by the administrator. The approval of the account by the administrator results in an email to the user.
Using the Web Interface
After logging into the web interface, you will see seven tabs as given below.:
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