[GE users] [OT] SGE and Eucayptus clouds

seandavi seandavi at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 20:37:30 GMT 2010

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On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 3:32 PM, doraz <dobre.razvan at gmail.com> wrote:
> OpenNebula looks good went you look only at the documentation. I implemented
> an infrastructure with OpenNebula and in reality is does less. You can do a
> better OpenNebula by just writeing your own scripts using libvirt. On the test
> I used OpenNebula that comes with Ubuntu 9.10. I tried to installit from
> source but it failled to start. At the esence OpenNebula is just a bunch on
> ruby scripts that copies over ssh the virtual hard-drive and starts a machine
> on that host. When is comes to network all settings are in vane because the
> IP's are alocated via the usual dhcp way (from the dhcp server currently on
> the network). So if you what to use this I sugest to to spawn the machines
> manualy and configure your network manualy to get more control over them. I
> sugest try using Eucalyptus.

Thanks, Razvan, for sharing your real-world experiences....


> -----Original Message-----
> From: seandavi [mailto:seandavi at gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 9:15 PM
> To: users at gridengine.sunsource.net
> Subject: Re: [GE users] [OT] SGE and Eucayptus clouds
> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 1:08 PM, iank <ikaufman at ucsd.edu> wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 8:55 AM, seandavi <seandavi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> We are a government lab and paying for Amazon cloud time is likely to
>>> be problematic.  I wondered if anyone had thoughts or experience with
>>> using SGE's new abilities to add nodes dynamically to a private cloud,
>>> such as a Eucalyptus cloud (http://open.eucalyptus.com/)?  We don't
>>> have such a cloud in place, but I would like to know what other folks
>>> are thinking about the issues of SGE and private/institutional clouds.
>> This is something I have looked into a little, but not enough to really say
>> much yet. I support a group that is very interested. I am also looking into
>> OpenNebula, since it also integrates with SGE somewhat to manage
>> Xen, VMWare and KVM images as well as Eucalyptus like cloud images.
>> One advantage is that once the "job" terminates, the image is still retained
>> as opposed to getting deleted.
>> The OpenNebula documentation has very good examples regarding using
>> SGE to dynamically manage your cloud.
> Thanks, Ian.  OpenNebula does look a little bit more mature than
> Eucalyptus.  I'll look into it in more detail.
> Thanks,
> Sean
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