11
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2answers
775 views

Why does Google recommend removing SSH keys from GCE for security?

Google recommends removing SSH keys from GCE instance to secure SSH. That does not make any sense to me. The keys are there for a security, right? When I remove the keys, SSHD stops working. I ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

Attempting to restart google compute instance “INVALID_FIELD_VALUE: Invalid value for field 'resource.@': '@'. Resource was not found.”

Using the website https://console.developers.google.com, i have tried unsuccessfully to fire up an instance on the google compute engine cloud. It stopped and started just fine months ago, but every ...
0
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0answers
33 views

Openstack: Starting multiple shutoff intances

I am using Openstack Icehouse running on Ubuntu. After rebooting Compute node all instances that were running there will be in shutoff state. Is there way to restart them all at once? Only thing I ...
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3answers
97 views

How to manage resources in a multi-cloud service environment?

I am trying to setup an environment which will allow our development team to centrally manage all our cloud-based resources/services available. I have already looked at a variety of tools, but I am ...
2
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1answer
47 views

Is it possible to let a web application use the combined hardware resources of a few server machines using Apache Mesos?

I am studying a framework called Apache Mesos. I am totally new to this framework. According to this website, it can combine your datacenter servers and cloud instances into one shared pool from ...
0
votes
1answer
153 views

How does migrating a running Virtual-Machine from one Hypervisor to another actually work?

How does migrating a running Virtual-Machine from one Hypervisor to another in a cloud environment actually work? I know that it is possible and that this feature exists. But what does actually ...
0
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1answer
34 views

Microsoft Private Cloud: how do I enable web managment? [closed]

First thing, this is a college project, I know that I broke some rules on having so many roles on one server, but again this is just to prove to my instructor that I can setup MS Private Cloud. So, I ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

How to build a L2 Ethernet with 1000 comupters?

We don't really have 1000 computers. I'm asking this question just because my brain is blocked here. If I put a number of, say 1000, computer on a L2 Ethernet. Since most of L2 switch has only maybe ...
2
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1answer
3k views

error: unknown OS type hvm - help deploying VM - OpenNebula [closed]

I have the following errors when I try to create a VM: Log: Tue Mar 12 16:57:23 2013 [DiM][I]: New VM state is ACTIVE. Tue Mar 12 16:57:23 2013 [LCM][I]: New VM state is PROLOG. Tue Mar 12 16:57:23 ...
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2answers
470 views

OpenNebula: Can't create a host - Could not resolve hostname

I'm having trouble launching a host in Open nebula. Is is because I can't merge the front end with hosts i.e start off with one server and build from there. Do I have to start with 3 or 4 servers? ...
1
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4answers
197 views

How can a cloud be created from virtualization or how is it different from virtualization?

I have heard that virtualization is the basis of Cloud,so If i have a machine with xen as virtualizing environment and many vms running on it,then can that be called as a cloud. Is it true that vms ...
30
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2answers
7k views

Why does Heroku warn against “naked” domain names?

I ran across this page in the Heroku docs... Naked domains, also called bare or apex domains, are configured in DNS via A-records and have serious availability implications when used in highly ...
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votes
1answer
63 views

what are the system requirements of vmware cloud director 1.5 [closed]

what are the system requirements of vmware cloud director 1.5. Is it install on laptop for creating test environment
2
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1answer
59 views

What are some common tagging strategies for EC2 in multi-team environments?

Given a company with multiple teams using EC2, what are some common or practical strategies for setting some TAG guidelines when instances or ami's are created so that resources can be more easily ...
0
votes
1answer
311 views

Cloudify - install-application: Application installation timed out?

Continue from this topic, I'm stopping at step 4: cloudify@default> install-application --verbose -timeout 10 /usr/local/src/gigaspaces-cloudify-2.1.0-ga/recipes/apps/petclinic-simple Validating ...
3
votes
2answers
837 views

Cloudify: bootstrap-localcloud: operation failed?

OS: Gentoo, CentOS Version: 2.1.0 Follow the quick start guide, I got the below error when running bootstrap-localcloud: cloudify@default> bootstrap-localcloud STARTING CLOUDIFY MANAGEMENT ...
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votes
2answers
189 views

Open source app to manage and run commands on cloud servers? [closed]

I'm creating a SaaS platform, and I need a component / library that can create, delete and store the connection details for cloud servers. It also needs to support executing shell commands on these ...
0
votes
2answers
160 views

Can my company benefit from cloud computing? [closed]

I have read Wikipedia articles, etc., but I have a small engineering firm. We're a machine vision integrator. For some reason, it was suggested that if we offered a "cloud" -- whatever that is -- that ...
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votes
1answer
109 views

Minimum requirement for making single node cloud architecture [closed]

Hiee.. I do have only 2GB RAM 32 bit core2 duo intel processor @2.20 GHZ is it possible for me to make (single node)cloud infrastructure using this configuration? I need to make cloud ...
0
votes
1answer
197 views

Using Opennebula as an IaaS: Running benchmark accross all nodes, possibe?

Our current situation: We have one Opennebula cloud infrastructure consisting of a cluster controller and 6 cluster nodes configured and working. All Nodes run debian instances on top of a kvm ...
5
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4answers
435 views

Migration between OpenStack and RackSpace cloud

So I am deploying a OpenStack private cloud in my business. As I understand from research the OpenStack project was created by RackSpace and that their own cloud platform uses OpenStack. So my ...
-5
votes
2answers
113 views

Performance, Data Loss and Downtime - - Struck Between Dedicated vs Cloud Hosting [closed]

This is my situation... Cloud Hosting - - disk I/O for my wordpress website (aka a database-driven website) is abysmal. But what's good about it is, there's no single point of failure, so very ...
3
votes
3answers
807 views

Why do cloud providers calculate per hour? Who turns off their servers anyway?

I'm not tech/unix/sysadmin ignorant, but i still can't understand why Amazon, Rackspace, Azure, GoGrid, Linode and these guys calculate their instances per hour used... I have to ask... Who on earth ...
17
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3answers
5k views

What are the benefits of running chef-server instead of chef-solo?

I am looking at automated deployment solutions for my team and have been playing with Chef for the past few days. I've been able to get a simple web app up an running from a base Red Hat VM using ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Cheap 'n' easy AIX hosting services? [closed]

I'm working on a product that's written in generic, cross-platform-friendly Java. However, this Java component plugs into a natively-compiled, platform-specific third-party SDK. A potential customer ...
0
votes
3answers
165 views

using cloud computing in my small network

Ok, I understand generally about the clouds... I've been using virtualization of my servers for the last 3 years or so. Originally with vmware server, now I prefer xenserver... Although my machines ...
1
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3answers
173 views

Using multiple PaaS Vendors

I am developing a SaaS App, and I want to decide for a PaaS Vendor. Since one of my biggest concerns is uptime, is there an application or service, that allows me to use several PaaS Vendors (like ...
0
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3answers
1k views

What is the mininum hardware for a cloud?

What is the minimum hardware require to run a cloud? Most setups I have seen require high end CPU's and a lot of ram and I mean 4+ Gb of ram. Is there a way to setup a personal cloud on single ...
3
votes
7answers
261 views

Is cloud hosting, computing, server etcetra a buzz phrase?

I want an unbiased approach towards cloud term that is being hyped today. Is this really a new term, new dimension or is it just a buzz phrase to re-market existing technologies. Personally I think ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Are there any hosts that use openstack? [closed]

http://www.openstack.org/ I'm looking for a good cloud hosting company with utility style costs (paying for how much bandwidth, hard disk, cpu is used.
4
votes
2answers
720 views

High CPU performance on a cloud hosting platform

We need a cloud hosting platform that provides high CPU throughput for a very specific high-CPU utilization application we have. Can anyone recommend a cloud hosting platform whose virtual instances ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Static IP on a cloud computing/hosting provider? [closed]

I know Amazon's EC2 does NOT allow true static IP allocation to the virtual machine instances, but i'm wondering if any of the other cloud hosting providers do? I'm trying to find out if Rackspace ...
-1
votes
2answers
133 views

What is the best solution for Windows in the cloud? [closed]

Best can be cheapest or most up to date. I'm more interested in cheapest. Thanks!
0
votes
2answers
356 views

looking for a cloud operating system to install on my own hardware

is there something like that? I've been told that IBM has one (IBM cloud burst) anybody knows ?
3
votes
7answers
4k views

Choosing a monitoring system for a dynamically scaling environment: Nagios v. Zabbix

When operating in the cloud and scaling boxes automatically, there are certain monitoring issues that one experiences. Sometimes we might be monitoring 10 boxes and sometimes 100. The machines will ...
10
votes
7answers
4k views

Cloud Providers that support FreeBSD? [closed]

NOTE: Even though I've accepted an answer for this, if you have a better one, please put it below. Thanks! I'm looking for recommendations from the wise and all-knowing Server Fault community on ...
2
votes
4answers
162 views

Distributed computing for a company? Is there such a 'free' thing?

I am new to the whole distributed computing / cloud thing. But I had an idea at work for our multimedia stuff like movie encoding / cpu intensive things tasks (which sometimes take a few hours). Is ...
0
votes
2answers
405 views

Can a VM span multiple nodes with Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud?

With Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC, or Ubuntu's private cloud offering), can a VM span multiple nodes or only one node?
1
vote
2answers
210 views

Can anyone recommend a legacy hosting cloud platform? [closed]

I'm looking to build a cluster of test machines that run XP, Vista and Win7 with 32/64 bit versions but I'd like to build these into a cloud system. Looking at EC2 I can't install XP and I can't see ...
3
votes
2answers
178 views

Things I should look for/tread cautiously if I am moving to the cloud

What should I be looking out for when moving to a cloud like Rackspace? Another user at serverfault had issues like compute cycles (CC) exploding and I did not want to have the same experience.
1
vote
2answers
191 views

I need a relatively cheap host, which will be able to handle sudden peaks in traffic?

We're launching a product in a few months, which will obviously have a website. Judging from our current traffic, we believe that overall traffic will probably not be that much, but we are aiming at ...
0
votes
6answers
6k views

How we build private cloud computing in my organization

I'm young admin in some organization, I would like to know how we prepare private cloud computing. Like what cloud computing consist of ? Regards Pond
3
votes
2answers
294 views

Cloud hosting: do we need it?

We have a server (4GB RAM, two 4-core Intel Xeon E5420) performing the following tasks: website with static content (currently just some CMS, we plan to add a caching reverse-proxy) customer control ...
5
votes
4answers
7k views

Comparison of cloud hosting providers [closed]

Is there a place where we can compare* the many new arising cloud hosting providers? From reading into each of them, they seem very different and range from just hosting applications (google) to a ...
1
vote
2answers
554 views

Understanding: cloud-server, cloud-hosting, cloud-computing, the cloud

There's a lot of buzz about these subjects and there seems little consensus on the terms. Is that just me not understanding the subject, or is there a clear meaning for each of these terms? Are there ...
13
votes
2answers
1k views

Has anyone got billed for malicious activities (DDoS) on a cloud server?

I would like to know if anyone got billed beyond expectation on a cloud service because of malicious activities (DDoS, etc)? How does EC2 and/or Rackspace Cloud handle these issues? Thank you!
18
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16answers
1k views

The Hidden Risks of Cloud Computing?

In an era of ubiquitous broadband, smart-phones, and users who manage multiple computers and devices, it just makes sense to move your email, photos, documents, calendar, notes, finances, and contacts ...
3
votes
4answers
531 views

How do you do Cloud ROI analysis? Are you moving to cloud, and if so, which systems first?

Azure just released pricing a little while ago. And today I got a mail from Amazon advertising their cloud-based CDN. I feel like cloud-based systems are coming, but not yet ready for mainstream IT ...
1
vote
2answers
206 views

Updateing files on Amazon’s CDN

is there any way to update files stored on Amazon's CDN service? Seems like it won't take any update of a file we make (eg. removing the file and storing the new one with the same file name as ...
3
votes
8answers
482 views

Is there a performance trade-off when using cloud servers?

When compared to a 'real' server does a cloud-hosted virtual server of a similar specification (available RAM, processer, disk etc) have a noticable performance cost?