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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 ...
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What components should I purchase at AWS? [closed]

This might sound silly question, but it is a real problem which I need help in regards. Unlike "normal" VPS providers I used to such as linode.com and slicehost.com, at AWS they have all those fancy ...
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how does cloudstack-oss differ from cloud.com? [closed]

the commercial offering (cloud.com) differs only by support? cloudstack OSS is licensed under GPL v3, is that good for commercial usage (unmodified binaries)?
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Data storage solutions for rapidly running out of space [closed]

I have 2 web servers (1 live and other backup), the issue I have is our storage is rapidly running out. All the data on the server is used by our customers and new documents are uploaded to the ...
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what are the alternatives (OSS,commercial) for virtual machine life-cycle management? [closed]

likes of VMware lab manager: desired feature list: Self-Service: rapid-delpoy-VMs configuration management: clone, snapshot VM good to have: hypervisor agnostic storage lease user access - ...
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Local load balancing and using cloud services when needed

Suppose a company has a set of web+data servers that are load balanced, but sometimes the application gets a burst that goes beyond server capabilities. This would nicely mitigate the cost of cloud ...
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Cloud server vs VPS vs Dedicated for web App

So I am not very into servers and I have few questions of which I don't know where I can get answers from and I hope someone here could easly help me out. So I have a web app currently hosted on ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Cloud Linux with OpenGL acceleration?

We are thinking about launching some Linux server-side services which would greatly benefit of having real accelerated OpenGL available. Currently we are running normal server instances with Mesa ...
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EC2 security group settings are not allowing SSH access

So when I open port 22 and 80 in the default security group I'm not able to ping the domain. I've opened TCP, UDP, and ICMP to all and now it works but of course I need to find another solution. ...
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Using Load Balancer in Rackspace cloud for website HA

I have tested tomcat specific clustering with apache mod_jk and mod_proxy on ubuntu local VMs for our website high availability and load balancing. The real servers are hosted by Rackspace cloud ...
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Using ubuntu cloud-init to setup logging to splunk

I intend to start up ~100 EC2 spot instances using Canonical's Ubuntu images. I am using multipart cloud-init user-data to setup packages, scripts, etc. I would like to know how I can tell rsyslog to ...
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AWS EC2 EBS Microinstance Storage and Djangostack

I'm moving my person webpage to an Amazon EC2 free (for now) micro instance, and want to clarify some things. Since the micro instance does not have any "local storage", when i am installing apache, ...
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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 ...
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EC2: maximum shutdown time exceeded

Is there a maximum shutdown for instances in Amazon EC2? And is that maximum configurable via the EC2-API? We transfer data at shutdown time from the instance to S3. This works great for small files. ...
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How does one configure networking on OpenStack?

I've been playing with Openstack, but I can't get the networking to function correctly. I'm just trying to get a single server going. I can bring up instances, but they get stuck at the BIOS loading ...
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How many cpus needed to check a 100 million digit prime number efficiently?

If I had access to potentially large number of CPUs and wanted to quickly check 100 million digit numbers for primality using a map-reduce architecture, how many CPUs would be necessary? Each of the ...
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Server architecture for statistical analysis [closed]

I am currently standing before a decision on how to design a system that would handle computing of statistical data on the cloud. I would like to know what server structure should I use to be able to ...
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How will I support 100,000 requests an hour?

I know this question is a little strange but I got lucky with an idea and I need some numbers to use for when I try to make a deal with a company. I'm wondering how much it'll cost me to run a site ...
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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 ...
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best cloud computing company for webhosting business [closed]

I'm running a reseller business. but now I have plans to expand it to the clouds. can you suggest some economical options for the same. most of them would be running wordpress and joomla. as far as I ...
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Open source cloud computing with scalable virtual machines

I'm searching for open source software to create my own cloud computing environment, like Ubuntu UEC or Eucalyptus. What I need is that each virtual machine can use resources from multiple nodes ...
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Ec2 Denial of Service: Securing cloud based website from DOS attack

How can I prep up my website infrastructure running on an EC2 instance against DOS attacks? I run apache with nginx as reverse proxy
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Looking for software suite to delegate CPU intensive tasks onto EC2 on-demand instances [closed]

I am looking for a project which would simplify EC2 on-demand instance management for script execution. Here is my scenario. script waits for new job my script reads execution parameters it executes ...
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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 ...
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Eucalyptus / no bootable EBS yet - any alternatives to Eucalyptus?

I've read a couple of articles that Eucalyptus doesn't support bootable EBS yet. This is a problem since you can't make a backup form an instance like you a able on Amazon cloud or Rack Space Cloud. ...
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Swapping a EC2 EBS instance to be backed by local storage

I have a windows 2008 Amazon EC2 instance which is EBS backed. Both the root device (C:) and the EBS volume I have as the secondary drive (D:) are EBS volumes. I would like to migrate this instance ...
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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 ...
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Best solution for cloud hosting [closed]

I'm located in Europe, and I'm looking for a flexible solution to host my Ubuntu server. I'd like to have a unique and scalable server using Virtualmin, where I could add/remove as much CPU, memory, ...
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IP not detected in terremark enteprise cloud server - how to install VMware on instance?

Using terremark enteprise cloud, when you create a server, you assigned an IP address to them and that IP is visible under Detected IP when selecting the server. However, I created a server, with IP ...
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(Eucalyptus, KVM) Why we need to split a VM into kernel image, ramdisk image, and disk image?

I'm new in using cloud computing technologies. There is a popular cloud software called Eucalyptus. I found that the way to start a VM in Eucalyptus is very different from Virtualbox. In Virtualbox, ...
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DHCP from EC2/VPS

Does anybody think it would be possible to run a DHCP service off a server in the cloud such as Amazon EC2 or a generic VPS? Could it be used in a scenario where the company has many sites ...
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Why can't HybridFox be used to manage Openstack?

I have a question about using HybridFox to manage my Openstack "Cloud" I have successfully installed Openstack and have AMI's up and running via commandline Euca2ools. Can I use HybridFox or ...
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Hosting a MySQL server on Amazon Web Services

We are evaluating hosting our application on Amazon EC2 service. While I am confident that a Small instance (1.7GB RAM) will be sufficient for our web server (at this point), I am not sure about ...
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What's the best way to setup local DNS at a cloud host using BIND?

I run a few application clusters within a cloud-based host. We've grown to the point where I need some sort of internal DNS scheme to keep all of the servers straight. I'd like to run a server with ...
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What is Windows Azure's equivalent of Amazon AWS EC2?

Does anyone know the equivalent of Amazon EC2 in Windows Azure? Thinking of moving to Azure but we are not looking into rewriting the .NET application, also we do need private VPN to our office. Is ...
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Details on Windows Azure R2 Webrole: Files, Drives, and MSFT-scripts

I'm using Remote Desktop to connect to an Azure Instance and I noticed the following for an extra-small instance of Windows 2008R2: C:\ Drive for the purpose of storing log data. 13.6GB / ...
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Are Amazon EC2 Spot Instances terminated only on even hour intervals?

I'm evaluating Amazon EC2 spot instances, which seem like they will provide a good value for some of our computationally intensive but not time sensitive processes. The concept is simple enough, our ...
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Why Can I Not Create A Micro Instance Of My Newly Created AMI?

I started with a 64 bit version of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic server edition. (using a micro instance on Amazon EC2, costing less than $0.01 per hour) I added GNOME desktop to it and NX server. I re-bundled ...
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VmWare / Citrix Xen type environment vs Ubuntu Cloud / Amazon EC2 type environment

A bit of background. We run a small in house data center: about 20 virtualized servers (Debian Lenny, Windows 2003, Windows xp and Windows 7 machines), in a Citrix Xen pool running on 3 host servers ...
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Can Cisco MCS 7845 I2 K9 server be repurposed for Ubuntu Cloud?

This may be a stupid question but you never know with proprietary equipment. We trying to build an internal development Ubuntu Cloud and looking for cheap hardware to use. It looks like there are ...
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EC2 instances keep becoming inaccessible via SSH, what could issue be? Can I use elastic loadbalancer to check SSH connectivity?

This is mainly an issue for my development ec2 server as it seems that my instance keeps becoming inaccessible via SSH. It happened yesterday so I killed that one and started a new one and happened ...
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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 ...
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Monitoring System for the cloud?

I need a monitoring system, much like ganglia / nagios that is build for the cloud. I need it to support : Adding / removing nodes dynamically. (Node shuts down, dose not imply node failure...) ...
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What's the disadvantage of increasing the size of an EBS instance in Amazon EC2?

I used the default ebs Ubuntu image from Alestic.com But the volume is only 8GB. Is there any disadvantage?
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File sharing for small, distributed, non-technical, non-profit organization?

Problem: I've started volunteering for a small non-profit with fewer than five non-technical Windows users who need to share 20-30GB of files (Office documents, images, PDFs, etc.) amongst themselves ...
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How do I set up an sftp user to login with a password to an EC2 ubuntu server?

I have an Ubuntu Server running on an EC2 instance. To login to that server I use a certificate file without any password. I've installed and configured vsftpd and created a user (let's call him ...
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Amazon EC2 bandwidth charges in case of unwanted incoming traffic(ddos/flood)?

What happens if my EC2 instance gets ddosed/flooded, which could potentially go up to tens of gigabytes an hour(and even more) of undesired incoming traffic, will i be charged for this traffic? My ...
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Where is log output from cloud-init stored?

Where does output from cloud-init (automatically runs scripts when starting up a virtual machine in the cloud, for example at Amazon EC2) go? I would like to know that my initialization scripts ...