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Warning: This page is currently under construction. Information may not be ready for users.

OpenStack is an open-source cloud stack that is currently running on Red Cloud. Also, for more information, see the Official Documentation for OpenStack. If you are looking for information on how to migrate an instance from Eucalyptus to OpenStack, please see OpenStack Migration.

Using the OpenStack Web Interface (Horizon)

There are two ways to manage Red Cloud resources:

  1. OpenStack Web Interface
  2. OpenStack CLI

Most users will use the OpenStack Web Interface (called Horizon). This web-based interface can be used to manage instances and volumes. For Red Cloud Linux Instances, however, some users may choose to use the OpenStack CLI. This section focuses on the OpenStack Web Interface.

Logging In

2 ways to login: CAC Account or Globus Auth

If they can’t log in with globus, they may not have linked their Cornell account (the one on the project) to their globus account

Overview Page

The Overview page is the first place you will be taken upon logging into Red Cloud.

Key Pairs

This is obviously visible along the top bar when compute is selected: Key Pairs

Can create or upload.

Can't create or upload during Instance setup.

Security Groups

Getting to this is not obvious: Security Groups

Can't create one during Instance setup.


Launch an Instance

1. Create Key Pair 2.

Types of Images

Migrating Instances from Eucalyptus to OpenStack

Using Eucalyptus and Horizon Web Interfaces

Using the OpenStack CLI

Migrate EBS Instance From Eucalyptus to Openstack


Create and Attach a Volume

Types of Storage



  • Public 8 net
  • Setting up your own

OpenStack CLI

Using Openstack CLI Client

Eucalyptus vs. OpenStack

The following Openstack features are new or different than what you may be used to if you've been using Eucalyptus

  • Users in multiple projects can switch between projects
  • Access to instance console!
  • Globus Auth integration