Category Archives: Operating System

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: 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 14.7 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.

Some thoughts on the wording of “OS” or “Operating system”

As you may have seen on several websites, there are various vendors playing around with the term “OS”.

In fact, “OS” in IT language stands for the acronym “Operating System”. An OS facilitates all peripheral and internal devices of a computer by handling, delivering and managing their functions and data.

Currently, HP is advertizing their new HP Cloud OS. But after we take a closer look at the Software, we find that it is based on Ubuntu, which is actually an Linux operating system. So, HP has really only designed a new graphical user interface (GUI) with some add-on tools to the OpenStack toolset. But this is not an OS, because it still needs an OS below to communicate with the computer.

It is very difficult for users to find out, what a system really does and what “cloud” is all about. And it seems to me that in the cloud area people tend to mix up with the definitions of devices and software. But this will just lead us to a total confusion!

In my humble opinion, this is not very helpful. If we do so, it would lead us to my favorite claim “Cloud is virtually anything”.

But if we make everything so “cloudy”, nobody will know what a software or project stands for.

To make it very clear, and since we have been asked to do so: Interactive Cloud OS is an Operating System. Yes, we do bundle it with the OpenStack Foundation GUI to give users a simple way to work with their servers and to manage the virtual servers and any services they wish to use.

But of course, if you don’t like the GUI, you are free to use another one with Interactive Cloud OS. There are alternatives to OpenStack… just ask us.

With our OS, you always get the freedom of choice.