Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices as a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network (typically the Internet)

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How to the set the hostname in an AWS ec2 instance to a unique value in an autoscale group?

I wanted to find out what is the best practice of setting the hostname of an Ec2 instance that is in an autoscale group. I am looking for a method that is generally acceptable in the ...
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How should my company bring its product, a line-of-business MVC application, into the cloud? [closed]

I am a recently-hired junior software engineer at a small company that develops and sells a normal client/server MVC application to small and mid-level enterprise clients in a particular line of ...
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Reliably send small amount of mail from possibly blacklisted cloud IPs

So you boot a new cloud server. Only to discover that its IP is blacklisted by misbehavior of the previous owner. How to make sure your mail gets delivered for a modest price? Context: I provide my ...
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Azure public endpoint SSL termination

In Azure, is there any way to set up an HTTPS endpoint directly on the public VIP, as opposed to joining each VM to a load balanced set, so that I can associate this endpoint with the SSL certificate ...
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OpenStack Cinder: iSCSI login negotiation failure after reboot

I have a Cinder storage and controller node running on the same CentOS 7 box as Nova compute. Everything worked fine, until I rebooted. Now my instances can't mount volumes and I get the errors below. ...
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Why is clock synchronization on servers difficult?

See: Clock synchronization quality on Windows Azure? This is not meant as a rant, it is just curiosity. Is a computer really drifting more than a second in a single day? I can barely imagine that. ...
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Eucalyptus can't find ssl certs

I've installed eucalyptus-cloud, -cc, -sc, -walrus on a single computer to test it, with the intent to install node controllers on my other servers. When I start eucalyptus-nc it outputs Cannot find ...
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Why can't I see public ip on my cloud server? [closed]

I have recently applied for a cloud-based server. I am not very experienced in system admin. So pardon me if this is silly. I was using ifconfig command to view available network interface. But I ...
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Backup Hyper-V To Google Drive?

I was thinking about backing up a Hyper-V host to the cloud and a potentially crazy idea came to mind. With Google Drive, you can get 1TB of storage for 2 bucks a month. This would be more than ...
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OpenStack error when converting a glance image to a cinder volume

/var/log/cinder/volume.log shows the following error when converting a glance-registered QCOW2 image to a cinder volume. local variable 'tmp' referenced before assignment failed to copy image to ...
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VMware Grails application on one VM can't access MongoDB on another VM

I have two VMs in a VMware cloud that belong to the same VApp and so are behind the same edge gateway. The both have their own different internal ip addresses but I route services from the outside to ...
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Openstack Cloud [closed]

I have 30 servers of misc types, with different CPU, RAM, HDD etc. Thinking of using Openstack to make all the servers into a big cloud --- and then use Openstack to make several (say 20 VM's) ...
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IP forwading amazon ec2 another server IP

I use this command in windows azure (NAT), to redirect all requests to another server with other IP iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i eth0 -d 10.240.154.15 -j DNAT --to-destination 192.188.47.63 ¿ ...
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~50tb of storage in Azure presented as a single Windows File Share

I have googled, the closest thing I have found so far is another SF question here: Azure Storage limitations The Goal: Move approx 50TB of storage to the cloud, present that storage as a standard ...
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Secure cloud to internal Mail setup using UUCP or something more modern

Some of our Linux servers are going to be moved out into a cloud. But the servers need to be able to email our users internally and are required to use our domain name as sender. The server cannot ...
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“Quarterly round trip to populate the cloud” [closed]

A friend has asked me to look over a proposal for an IT infrastructure in her startup. In the "Backup" section of the proposal, cloud-based image backups are offered, but it states that as part of ...
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Using Cloud Servers and Firewall

I would like to ask if the configuration of "firewall rules eg. only allowing port 80.. when configuring a server instance on cloud services such as google cloud and amazon aws is securely equivalent ...
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Redirect client cloud traffic [closed]

We recently moved our email to Office365 which has as expected put additional strain on our Internet connection. However, we are moving some services to the cloud which will stretch our Internet ...
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Getting rid of centralised Windows server in 2014 [closed]

Some context first: I've been maintaining a Windows server for an SME for the last 10 years; the company has changed size and shape over time (5 people in 1 office, then 10 people in 2 offices, now 15 ...
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User Account Not Listed in Gateway / or expecting IP address?

I’m trying to connect to my first VM that I've created on Azure. These are the steps I went through: When trying to connect I get this screen: It correctly lists the remote computer address ...
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Map drive from windows to linux file share [closed]

What I would like to do is to fire up a linux based cloud computer and be able to map a network drive from a local windows computer to this remote linux cloud computer. Is this possible?
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Backup microsoft SQL server 2008 to OneDrive

Is there an option to automate a backup to Microsoft Onedrive every night? The machine is a Windows server 2008 R2. I would like to to able to automatically upload my backups to OneDrive. I was ...
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Azure VM belonging to multiple cloud services

I am brand new to Azure and still trying to figure everything out so please excuse my ignorance. I'm trying to take one VM running IIS and to host multiple websites on it, each with a different SSL ...
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serving index.html file on all incoming http requests

I have deployed a backbone.js application on azure platform. For some reason, I want that all the requests should get served with index.html. We use mod_rewrite in APACHE but I am completely clueless ...
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web-proxy dead but pid file exists

When trying to set up a node to be used with OpenShift Origin, trying to start the service openshift-node-web-proxy I get the following error that the web-proxy died: # service ...
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Is it realistic to host ESXi on a cloud VPS?

We are striving to avoid any on-site infrastructure at our startup. A combination local and cloud-hosted virtual machines have been working for us so far, but now we need an ESXi host as well. ...
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Optimised VLAN allocation in Cloud Environment

In a multitenant environment, we need to assign tenant to a particular VLAN for security concerns. What are the factors that should be considered while assigning a new VLAN to a tenant. The VLAN may ...
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Do we need a domain controller in our small office environment with Office 365?

I work for a landscaping company that has about 10 office staff members, each with their own workstation. Currently, we have a single server running Windows SBS 2003. The server hosts our Exchange, ...
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adding per-boot script via user data

I am passing cloud config via --user-data-file argument when starting ec2 instance from canonic ubuntu images. It works well but the problem is that some of its commands need to run every boot (i.e. ...
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Most secure way to encrypt critical data to be shared, edited and seen (must ALWAYS be secure)

This question does not rely on time... so it's not about keeping data on tape or anything similar. I have 3 distinct PCs with critical information. PCs are running Windows OS. They all hold critical ...
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CoreOS cluster installation alternatives (offline)

I'm trying to install a CoreOS cluster on several bare metal servers. I have successfully installed and configured a PXE server which allows me to start CoreOS on RAM on those servers. After some time ...
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Advice on backup solution for Azure virtual servers?

I need to devise a backup solution for some Azure virtual machines, in a hybrid cloud scenario (persistent VPN, Active Directory DCs present in both the company LAN and the Azure virtual network, all ...
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Local DHCP to setting up Nimbus cloud networking

I'm currently trying to install the Nimbus cloud in two machines (centOS 6) test environment inside the department/university network. The problem is that I can't install directly a DHCP server and ...
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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 ...
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Monitoring / metric collection for system collectives that change a lot in time (a.k.a. cloud) [closed]

When your server fleet doesn't change a lot in time, like when you're using bare-metal hosting, classic monitoring and metric collection solutions (Nagios, Munin) work well. But if the number of ...
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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 ...
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Can you install CoreOS on terminal.com? [closed]

Does anybody know how, even if it is possible, to install CoreOS on terminal.com ?
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Can Linux cloud servers be used for render farms [closed]

Can Linux cloud instances (e.g. on Digital Ocean or Linode) be used for own, on-demand render farms? Are there any open source solutions for "slave" servers? EDIT My research didn't lead me to ...
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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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AWS SSD Volume pricing and IO requests [closed]

I'm looking at the pricing for the new SSD storage volumes here, and I see that there is no listed charge for per 1 million I/O requests like there is with magnetic volumes. Does that mean there is ...
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Proxy / IP clouds, how do companies acquire them?

I have seen a number of companies providing proxy clouds or IP clouds, whereby each of your web requests ultimately goes out through a random IP/proxy. You send your request to their IP and they ...
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How do I back up AWS S3 and EBS to a non-Amazon provider?

We've centered most of our operations on AWS, and love the ease of use there. However, every once in a while, the paranoid side of my brain wonders what could happen if, say, the bad guys got hold of ...
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How to launch EC2 instance with preconfigured AWS Alarm

I wan't to kill a specific instance when some of it's hardware consumption metrics reaches a certain level. If i create an alarm for the scaling group (setting maximum cpu consumption threshhold to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Ldap with cloud application

I was wondering if you guys could help me, I'm trying to use ldap to connect with our AD but the settings on the cloud app seem to fail. How do you set up ldap with external servers? Is there some ...
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How do I install CoreOS on Linode? [closed]

I'm trying to install CoreOS on my linode server, I followed the guide for installing custom linux distributions here: ...
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Confused with hosting types [closed]

Hey guys am going to buy a linux vps server.But i have some doubts regarding about this. I know cloud server and vps server are very different from each other ..i have heard digital ocean provides ...
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VPS versus Cloud [closed]

Could a cloud enable me to copy/paste a VPS from one physical server to another? I run a few VPS machines and am curious to know if a cloud would benefit me. What would be really cool is if a cloud ...
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How to live a Pleskless life? [closed]

I have always used Linux with Plesk when hosting web projects. It's easy to host multiple websites and setup email accounts but I realized it's overkill sometimes. I think it uses a lot of resources ...