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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

Log in to the OpenStack Web Interface to create and manage Red Cloud resources. There are two ways to login:

Enter cac as the Domain and your CAC username and password, not your Cornell NetID

You can use the Authenticate using drop-down to switch between the two options. Neither option requires you to enter a project ID, rather you can switch between the projects you are on once logged in.

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Using CAC Account

To authenticate using your CAC account, you must fill in the following information:

Domain - enter cac here

User Name and Password - enter your CAC username] and password, not your Cornell NetID

Using 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