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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)
Web interface - redcloud.cac.cornell.edu
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
The Overview page is the first place you will be taken upon logging into Red Cloud.
- Provides easy access to main functions, but many functions can be accessed from other pages
- Before creating an instance, you will need to:
- Create a key pair - for authentication when you log in the first time
- Create a security group - defines allowable types of port access for an instance
- Optional: Create and Attach a Volume (can also be done when launching an Instance)
- Optional: Set up a network - ... TODO
- TODO - figure out if this should be included: Optional: Allocate an elastic IP address - a fixed IP address that can be assigned to an instance
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.
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
Create and Attach a Volume
Types of Storage
- Public 8 net
- Setting up your own
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