Category Archives: OpenStack

Interactive Cloud OS 15.10 released

Interactive Cloud OS 15.10 gives you a one node OpenStack Juno installation ready to run in less than 10 minutes. This includes booting from CD-ROM, formatting the hard disk, installing the Linux OS and configuring OpenStack.

This is a maintenance release to update the packages of the previous release 15.3 to latest kernel and security patches and to fix this nasty bug causing the mysql service not to start if setting the required init-connect in its configuration file.

If you’re already running 15.3 or 14.11 you do not need to reinstall 15.10. Just do a zypper up by yourself and apply the hotfix for the mysql service.

Interactive Cloud OS fails to start after zypper update

If you’re doing linux system updates for Interactive Cloud OS 15.3 and 14.11 (as it is recommended) with zypper up, after September, 26th OpenStack fails to start.

To fix this, we’ve provided a small hotfix to patch the mysql service. To install the hotfix, just login on your Interactive Cloud OS node via console or ssh and run the next two commands:

curl http://ftp.internet.de/pub/cloudos/cloudos-15.3-hotfix-after-mariadb-update.sh > hotfix.sh
/bin/bash hotfix.sh

Thanks to Steve for reporting this. Continue reading

Interactive Cloud OS 15.3 released

Interactive Cloud OS 15.3 gives you a one node OpenStack Juno installation ready to run in less than 10 minutes. This includes booting from CD-ROM, formatting the hard disk, installing the Linux OS and configuring OpenStack.

This is a maintenance release to update the packages of the previous release 14.11 to latest kernel and security patches.

Note: You do not need to reinstall 15.3 if you’re already running 14.11. Just do a zypper up by yourself.

Interactive Cloud OS 14.11 released

Interactive Cloud OS 14.11 gives you a one node OpenStack Juno installation ready to run in less than 10 minutes. This includes booting from CD-ROM, formatting the hard disk, installing the Linux OS and configuring OpenStack Icehouse.

It’s a feature update which brings OpenStack to the new Juno release providing the same services as previous releases with OpenStack Icehouse.

  • New Feature: OpenStack Juno (replaces OpenStack Icehouse).
  • Updated to latest kernel and security patches.

Please note that creating an instance in the dashboard may yield an error pop up about an invalid service catalog: volume. This does not hamper your instances and should be fixed in the next release.

 

 

Interactive Cloud OS 14.10.1 released

Interactive Cloud OS 14.10.1 is a maintenance release for 14.10 which fixes a couple of bugs in the installation and updates the software to the latest patches.

  • Fixed: Installation on some raid controllers (i.e. on ML 370 G5 or DL 380 G4) failed. Thanks to Mark Lants for reporting this.
  • Fixed: Installation failed on disks with more than 2 TB size.
  • Fixed: Checking for cpu virtualisation support failed if feature is not available.
  • New Feature: The apache server configuration disables SSLv3 to avoid the poodle attack.
  • Updated to latest kernel and security patches.

Interactive Cloud OS 14.10.1 gives you a one node OpenStack Icehouse installation ready to run in less than 10 minutes. With the new simple installation mode it is even possible to finish the installation in 5 minutes only. This includes booting from CD-ROM, formatting the hard disk, installing the Linux OS and configuring OpenStack Icehouse.

Interactive Cloud OS 14.10 released

The new release of Interactive Cloud OS 14.10 gives you an even easier and quicker installation for a one node OpenStack Icehouse Installation than ever before.

With the new simple installation mode, the whole installation can be done in 5 Minutes only. This includes formatting the hard disk, installing the Linux OS and configuring OpenStack Icehouse.

  • New Feature: Simple install mode with predefined network settings and DHCP:
    1. Boot your server from ISO Image of Interactive Cloud OS 14.10.
    2. Choose simple installation mode.
    3. Choose hard disk for installation.
    4. Enable DHCP on your notebook and plug it to the first NIC of your server.
    5. Point your browser to https://console.cloudos. Enjoy.
  • Previous expert install mode still available for easy customisation of network settings.
  • Updated to latest security patches, including fixes for Shellshock.

Update 2014-10-23: The password in simple installation mode is cloudos! So to login to the dashboard point your browser to https://console.cloudos and login with admin  and cloudos.

Interactive Cloud OS: A true Cloud solution

Interactive Cloud OS vs. other Open Source Cloud Solutions:

  • Comes with true Cloud Operating System
    • No huge OS downloading
    • No need for Linux guru Console installations
    • No TEXT / ASCII Jungle
    • No massive documentation research
  • Runs on a single server
    • No massive hardware investment
    • No need for a cluster with 3-7 servers
  • Installs like a charm (in less than 10 Min.)
    • No 1-5 days of installation
    • No special installation on clients – your browser is enough
  • Fully transparent and fast
    • No need to have latest CPU technology
    • No 3rd party tools and gadgets
    • No black-boxes
  • Webmanagement included
    • No need for other tools
    • No need for extra fees for 3rd Party software
  • Open Source
    • No vendor lock-in
    • No license fees
    • No dead-ends
  • Commercial Support available

Interactive Cloud OS 14.8.1 released

The new release 14.8.1 of Interactive Cloud OS is ready for download. It’s a maintenance release fixing a couple of bugs with sophisticated passwords for the OpenStack dashboard and the linux system as well.

Interactive Cloud OS 14.8.1 gives you a one node OpenStack Icehouse installation ready to run in less than 10 minutes.

Interactive Cloud OS 14.8 released

The new release 14.8 of Interactive Cloud OS is ready for download. It gives you a one node OpenStack Icehouse installation ready to run in less than 10 minutes.

This is a maintenance release fixing a couple of bugs introduced in 14.7 but adding new features too:

  • Fixes a serious bug not properly deploying routers to external network.
  • Fixes a serious bug not allowing console access to instances.
  • New feature: supports booting from usb stick.
  • New feature: enables ssl for dashboard web access.
  • New feature: no reboot required after installation.

Update 2014-08-15: There’s a nasty bug in 14.8 always setting the password for OpenStack dashboard users to cloudos regardless of what you entered during installation.

Interactive Cloud OS 14.7 ready for download

As promised, we are done with our new release of the Interactive Cloud OS. We are releasing version 14.7 for download from today in the download area.

Project-Compute-Overview

Project Overview (CPU, RAM, Disk Space…)

With Interactive Cloud OS 14.7, we offer a complete OpenStack GUI (IceHouse version) and the following OpenStack services:

  • Network
  • MySQL
  • RabbitMQ
  • Keystone
  • Glance
  • Nova
  • Neutron
  • Dashboard (Horizon)

This release is based on OpenSuSE Linux and features Kernel Version 3.11.10-17. We will release aditional versions this year, but this is a good start for testing and training.

As said before, we would be happy to welcome supporters and contributors.